CLT-3378 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Enlil, Atra-Hasis, Flood Myth

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Myth spread abroad subcategory of apocalyptic myth: how gods level destruction on humans because one of more humans offended the gods flood myth: how one god, angry at humans, sends a flood to destroy all life on earth. Flood myth: basic sc heme god angry at humans sends flood to destroy life on earth another god warns one man: build boat, put animals on it. Man sacrifices to gods gods regret sending flood. 3 tablet poem (cuneiform) ipiq-aya = author (or complier) 3600 years gods dig canals gods: (cid:449)orker"s strike complain to ellil: ellil= gods" (cid:271)oss, ellil= storms & winds author of atrahasis says, gods drew lots, ellil = earth, anu= sky, enki/ea = apsu. E(cid:374)ki"s ad(cid:448)i(cid:272)e creator goddess mami/nintu: humans: humans, work of gods, blood of slain god. 600 years pass overpopulated humans: no mortality, long lives noise of humans anger ellil (compare to enuma elish: noise of gods anger apsu)

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