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Myths of Babylonia and Assyria, Contents

CONTENTS

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INTRODUCTION

xxi

I.

THE RACES AND EARLY CIVILIZATION OF BABYLONIA

1

II.

THE LAND OF RIVERS AND THE GOD OF THE DEEP

21

III.

RIVAL PANTHEONS AND REPRESENTATIVE DEITIES

40

IV.

DEMONS, FAIRIES, AND GHOSTS

59

V.

MYTHS OF TAMMUZ AND ISHTAR

81

VI.

WARS OF THE CITY STATES OF SUMER AND AKKAD

109

VII.

CREATION LEGEND: MERODACH THE DRAGON SLAYER

138

VIII.

DEIFIED HEROES: ETANA AND GILGAMESH

163

IX.

DELUGE LEGEND, THE ISLAND OF THE BLESSED, AND HADES

190

X.

BUILDINGS AND LAWS AND CUSTOMS OF BABYLON

217

XI.

THE GOLDEN AGE OF BABYLONIA

240

XII.

RISE OF THE HITTITES, MITANNIANS, KASSITES, HYKSOS, AND ASSYRIANS

260

XIII.

ASTROLOGY AND ASTRONOMY

287

XIV.

ASHUR THE NATIONAL GOD OF ASSYRIA

326

XV.

CONFLICTS FOR TRADE AND SUPREMACY

356

XVI.

RACE MOVEMENTS THAT SHATTERED EMPIRES

376

XVII.

THE HEBREWS IN ASSYRIAN HISTORY

394

XVIII.

THE AGE OF SEMIRAMIS

417

XIX.

ASSYRIA'S AGE OF SPLENDOUR

444

XX.

THE LAST DAYS OF ASSYRIA AND BABYLONIA

477

INDEX

501

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