• Sumerian Mythology

  • Captivating Myths of Gods, Goddesses, and Legendary Creatures of Ancient Sumer and Their Importance to the Sumerians
  • By: Matt Clayton
  • Narrated by: Mike Reaves
  • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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If you're looking for a captivating collection of Sumerian myths, then pay attention!

This audiobook includes tales of gods and goddesses, both major and minor, as well as kings and heroes, both historical and mythical. One such king is the hero of what many scholars believe to be the first written epic: Gilgamesh. 

In addition to creating connections between the human world and the divine, Sumerian myths explain how the world came to be in the first place. These myths establish the cosmic order, which places the greater gods, or Annunaki, at the top of the hierarchy, with the lesser gods, or Igigi, below them.

Heroic strength capable of bringing mountains to their knees is the province of both male and female deities in Sumerian myth. The god Ninurta does battle with the evil Asag and rearranges the mountains to allow the Tigris and Euphrates to flow while the goddess Inanna brings down Mount Ebih in revenge for the mountain’s refusal to do the goddess reverence.

In Sumerian Mythology: Captivating Myths of Gods, Goddesses, and Legendary Creatures of Ancient Sumer and Their Importance to the Sumerians, you'll find the following Sumerian myths and topics covered:

  • Tales of Gods and Goddesses
  • Tales of Kings and Heroes
  • Inanna and the Huluppu Tree
  • Enkidu in the Underworld
  • Gilgamesh and Huwawa
  • Gilgamesh and Aga
  • And much, much more!

So, if you want a captivating collection of Sumerian myths, click the “buy now” button!

©2019 Matt Clayton (P)2019 Matt Clayton
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History

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inaccurate

inaccurate information....to give one example; enlil was not first born to king Anu. prine Enki was. enlil was rightful heir to the kingship because of his mothers mitochondrial blood line. Half brothers. enki was born from a concubine, however was first born.

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Recommended!

If you are curious as to the myths that spawned a number of the books of the Old Testament, here is the book that explains a lot of the disconnects that you may have thought about.

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Great Work

A beautiful and important book about the Sumerian myths !!! I highly recommend this book to all.

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Incredible

A must for anyone interested in Biblical origins, and the general mythological climate of the Ancient Near East. Nicely laid out, artistic look and feel, so one sees the poetic nature of the myths. Excellent resource.

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Good Overview

I feel so blessed that the cuneiform has been translated and published in paperbacks. It insightful to learn how people lived almost 6,000 years ago. They were bright, energetic, and responsible. From the few things which have been found in archeology sites, they lived a happy life.

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Very Informative Book

Tell you that when I am finished it but a joy to own. Just to think that this is the seeds from which the Bible grew from?

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Well Done

This audiobook is good if one plans to learn more about Sumerians. One would also be wise to avoid Utu. See you all in An-Ki. Say hello to Francis for me, thanks.

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Very Well Done

The book was easy to understand and I very much enjoyed the Sumerian tablets. One, in particular, shows Utu being a badass throwing his light rays all while with one leg stomping an unknown deity.

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Good Overview

This is a good overview of the Sumerian Mythology. I needed to add some details to my project and I'm pretty much satisfied.