By Sabine Franke
Fairy stories, myths and epics of historical close to japanese literature are nonetheless capable of allure readers this present day and make allowance us to delve into the attention-grabbing lifetime of the traditional close to East. This booklet comprises fables equivalent to the enamel bug which explanations teeth ache in addition to the good fantasy of Innanas which describes the transition of the goddess Ishtar into the underworld. There also are everyday life tales resembling that of a pupil and the Sumerian incantations opposed to a crying baby.
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An Anthology of Ancient Mesopotamian Texts: When the Gods Were Human by Sabine Franke