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The Myths of Babylonia and Assyria by Donald Alexander Mackenzie, is a book that discusses not only the mythology of Babylonia and Assyria, but also the history of the region (Mesopotamia), Biblical accounts similar to the region's mythology, and comparisons to the mythologies of other cultures, such as those of India and northern Europe.

This volume of the Myths and Legends series covers the still nascent subject of ancient Near Eastern mythology. Because the primary documents had only been deciphered a few decades prior to the writing of this book, Mackenzie necessarily has to round out the exposition with a detailed history of the region, Biblical accounts, and speculative cross-cultural comparisons, particularly to Hindu and Northern European mythology and folklore.

The picture emerges of the birth of the world culture in the region which is today known as Iraq. Besides writing, codes of law, irrigation, mathematics, astronomy, urban life and many other innovations, the fertile crescent developed a brutal form of despotism. The history is a constant churn of wars, invasions, massacres, genocide and regicide.

This work remains a decent introduction and reference work for the religion, culture, history and general background of the ancient Near East, and well worth studying by anyone interested in the topic.

Included in this Babylonia app:




Chapter I. The Races and Early Civilization of Babylonia

Chapter II. The Land of Rivers and the God of the Deep

Chapter III. Rival Pantheons and Representative Deities

Chapter IV. Demons, Fairies, and Ghosts

Chapter V. Myths of Tammuz and Ishtar

Chapter VI. Wars of the City States of Sumer and Akkad

Chapter VII. Creation Legend: Merodach the Dragon Slayer

Chapter VIII. Deified Heroes: Etana and Gilgamesh

Chapter IX. Deluge Legend, the Island of the Blessed, and Hades

Chapter X. Buildings and Laws and Customs of Babylon

Chapter XI. The Golden Age of Babylonia

Chapter XII. Rise of the Hittites, Mitannians, Kassites, Hyksos, and Assyrians

Chapter XIII. Astrology and Astronomy

Chapter XIV. Ashur the National God of Assyria

Chapter XV. Conflicts for Trade and Supremacy

Chapter XVI. Race Movements that Shattered Empires

Chapter XVII. The Hebrews in Assyrian History

Chapter XVIII. The Age of Semiramis

Chapter XIX. Assyria's Age of Splendour

Chapter XX. The Last Days of Assyria and Babylonia

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Release January 4, 2020
Date Added January 4, 2020
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