The babylonian theogony

Sumerian and Akkadian Myths Myths The Akkadian myths are in many ways dependent on Sumerian materials, but they show originality and a broader scope in their treatment of the earlier Sumerian concepts and forms; they address themselves more often to existence as a whole. Also important is an Old Babylonian "Myth of Atrahasis," which, in motif, shows a relationship with the account of the creation of man to relieve the gods of toil in the "Enki and Ninmah" myth, and with a Sumerian account of the Flood in the "Eridu Genesis. It relates, first, how the gods originally had to toil for a living, how they rebelled and went on strike, how Enki suggested that one of their number--the god We, apparently the ringleader who "had the idea"--be killed and mankind created from clay mixed with his flesh and blood, so that the toil of the gods could be laid on man and the gods left to go free.

The babylonian theogony

Aphrodite, Greco-Roman marble statue C1st A.

The babylonian theogony

Evelyn-White Greek epic C8th or 7th B. And with her went Eros Loveand comely Himeros Desire followed her at her birth at the first and as she went into the assembly of the gods. This honour she has from the beginning, and this is the portion allotted to her amongst men and undying gods,--the whisperings of maidens and smiles and deceits with sweet delight and love and graciousness.

Lattimore Greek epic C8th B. Alexandros [Paris] sends for you to come home to him. He is in his chamber now, in the bed with its circled pattern. Aphrodite the sweetly laughing philomeides drew up an armchair, carrying it, she, a goddess, and set it before Alexandros [Paris], and Helene daughter of Zeus of the aigis took her place there.

Never before as now has passion enmeshed my senses [inflamed by Aphrodite], not when I took you the first time from Lakedaimon the lovely and caught you up and carried you away in seafaring vessels, and lay with you in the bed of love on the island Kranae, not even then, as now, did I love you and sweet desire seize me.

So these two were laid in the carven bed. Could I win over with persuasion the dear heart within them and bring them back to their bed to be merged in love with each other. She spoke, and from her breasts unbound the elaborate, pattern-pierced zone, and on it are figured all beguilement philotesand loveliness is figured upon it, and passion of sex himeros is there, and the whispered endearment oaristos that steals the heart away even from the thoughtful.

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It is elaborate, all things are figured therein. Evelyn-White Greek epic C7th to 4th B. How I fear his onset.

Greek Elegiac Greek elegy C6th B. But the gift [love or longing desire] of the violet-crowned Kyprogeneia becomes a most painful burden for men to bear, if she does not grant release from the pain.

For you overwhelm the sound minds of men and there is no one strong or clever enough to escape you. Smyth Greek tragedy C5th B.

The babylonian theogony

The tender ripeness of summer fruit is in no way easy to protect. Kypris [Aphrodite] spreads news abroad of fruit bursting ripe.

So all men, as they pass, mastered by desire, shoot an alluring arrow of the eye at the delicate beauty of virgins.

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Rieu Greek epic C3rd B. She wished to please Hephaistos, the great Artificer, and save his isle of Lemnos from ever lacking men again. The whole city [of Lemnos] was alive with dance and banquet.

Taylor Greek hymns C3rd B. Goddess of marriage, charming to the sight, mother of the Erotes Loveswhom banquetings delight; source of Peitho Persuasionsecret, favouring queen, illustrious born, apparent and unseen; spousal Lukaina, and to men inclined, prolific, most-desired, life-giving, kind.

Fowler Greek philosopher C4th B. Let us inquire what thought men had in giving them [the gods] their names.

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The first men who gave names [to the gods] were no ordinary persons, but high thinkers and great talkers.The Theogony is commonly considered Hesiod's earliest work.

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