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The Enuma Elish - Mesopotamian Mythology

The Enuma elish is a Babylonian or Mesopotamian myth that described creation and is told through this Akkadian story. The stone tablets date back to around 1900 BCE. The name “The Enuma elish” translates into meaning “When on high…”
These clay tablets tell how man was created from the fresh waters of Apsu and the salt waters of Tiamat. In the story it explains how these waters came together to create Lahmu and Lahamu whereas Tiamat gave birth. Then these two gods gave birth to more gods and so on and so forth.

There is more than one version of the Enuma Elish, one depicting Marduk as the hero and another depicts Anu, Enil, and Ninurta as the heroes.

There are seven clay tablets, which is the basis of the Enuma elish and the foundation of the Mesopotamian Religion. In 1876, George Smith published texts translating the words from these clay tablets in the writing called The Chaldean Genesis.

Whether Babylonian, Mesopotamian, or Sumerian all their myths and religions are based off the words in the Enuma Elish. The tablets have some areas that have been destroyed through the passing of time, in these areas, historians either ignore the areas missing or try to reformulate what they believe would be there.

From the Enuma Elish you can learn that the gods struggled and chaos was everywhere until order was put in place. Another version of the Enuma Elish can be found in the writings and translations of L. W. King in The Seven Tablets of Creation.


The Enuma Elish mythology.

 The myth of The Enuma Elish.

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