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Sumerian Mythology
what evidence is there for the structu…
what evidence is there for pangaea
what happens when crusts collide
what happens when crust pulls apart
p waves travel slower through the liquid parts of the crust a…
fossils match up... the continents fit together like a puzzle
continental+continental=mountains... continental+oceanic=trenche…
divergent boundaries crust pulled apart allowing magma to flo…
what evidence is there for the structu…
p waves travel slower through the liquid parts of the crust a…
what evidence is there for pangaea
fossils match up... the continents fit together like a puzzle
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Babylonian-Sumerian-Mesopotamian Mythology and Creation Stories
Apsu
Mummu
Tiamat
Marduk
Primordial ruler of the sweet water who wanted to kill the yo…
Primordial god who existed in the mist above the sweet and sa…
Primordial goddess who ruled the salt waters and later transf…
A double-god who conquered the primordial forces of nature an…
Apsu
Primordial ruler of the sweet water who wanted to kill the yo…
Mummu
Primordial god who existed in the mist above the sweet and sa…
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Sumerian/Babylonian Mythology Cosmogony
Apsu
Tiamat
Mumu (child of Apsu and Tiamat)
Lahnu (child of Apsu and Tiamat)
primordial sweet water;god of happiness, abundance, wisdom
primordial salt water; dragon of chaos
waves
serpent
Apsu
primordial sweet water;god of happiness, abundance, wisdom
Tiamat
primordial salt water; dragon of chaos
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Names of Sumerian/Babylonian Mythology
Anu
Apsu
An
Aruru
Sumerian An... Father of the gods... God of the heavens
The abyss... husband of tiamat... killed by Ea to make Marduk
Heaven
A goddess of creation... Created enkidu out of clay
Anu
Sumerian An... Father of the gods... God of the heavens
Apsu
The abyss... husband of tiamat... killed by Ea to make Marduk
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Mythology Test 2 (Sumerians and Babylonians)
Enuma Elish
Clay Tablets
Cuneiform
Tiamat
Mesepotamian Creation myth 7 tablets of creation
what myths were written on
Language of the ancient writings of mesopotamia
Babylonian Original Earth God, Personification of Salt Water…
Enuma Elish
Mesepotamian Creation myth 7 tablets of creation
Clay Tablets
what myths were written on
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Babylonian, Sumerian, and Egyptian Mythology EXAM 2
Mesopotamia
Enuma Elish aka "When on High"
Principal Babylonian Deities
Group gods
-meso (middle); potamia (rivers)... -"fertile crescent" ancient…
-written in Cuneiform (wedge form) on clay tablets... -2000 BCE…
Apsu... Tiamat... Anu... Ea (Nudimmud)... Damkina... Marduk
Annunaki... Igigi
Mesopotamia
-meso (middle); potamia (rivers)... -"fertile crescent" ancient…
Enuma Elish aka "When on High"
-written in Cuneiform (wedge form) on clay tablets... -2000 BCE…
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The Major Gods and Goddesses in Sumerian/Babylonian Mythology, Gods Mentioned in "The Story of the Flood", and Non-God Characters
Anu
Enlil
Ea (Enki)
Marduk
the father of the gods, and god of the sky
god of earth, wind, and air, the hurricane and deluge, the so…
the god of the waters and wisdom
god of storm, a fertility god and the principle deity of Baby…
Anu
the father of the gods, and god of the sky
Enlil
god of earth, wind, and air, the hurricane and deluge, the so…
66 terms
Mythology Midterm 1
Divine myth
Legend myth
Folktale
Greek geography
supernatural beings are main actors... gods vastly superior
main actors are human heroes... some what related to history, li…
ordinary humans are animals
mountainous, dry, very little minerals, rich in limestone, go…
Divine myth
supernatural beings are main actors... gods vastly superior
Legend myth
main actors are human heroes... some what related to history, li…
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Mythology
Ninsun
Shamhat
Ishtar
Enlil
This is Gilgamesh's mother. She is often called the Wildcow b…
This is the holy prostitute that brings Enkidu to civilization.
The goddess of love and war in Gilgamesh. She wants to marry…
He is the creation god to the Samarians. He is he one who app…
Ninsun
This is Gilgamesh's mother. She is often called the Wildcow b…
Shamhat
This is the holy prostitute that brings Enkidu to civilization.
Sumerian Deities
Tiamat
Apsu
An
Enki
Primordial goddess of Chaos. The oceans and salt waters, she…
Primordial God of chaos. Fresh waters, the hidden deeps.
God of the Sky and the Heavens, Father of the gods.
God of flowing waters, magic, and wisdom; often considered th…
Tiamat
Primordial goddess of Chaos. The oceans and salt waters, she…
Apsu
Primordial God of chaos. Fresh waters, the hidden deeps.
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Sumerian/Babylon underworld
Inanna
Erishkigal
Dumuzi
Kur
sumerian goddess of love, sex, war... daughter of Enlil (king of…
sister of Inanna... goddess of death/underworld
husband of Inanna
underworld
Inanna
sumerian goddess of love, sex, war... daughter of Enlil (king of…
Erishkigal
sister of Inanna... goddess of death/underworld
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Classic Mythology Exam 1
Myth
Traditional
Mythos
Logos
authoritative speech, story, plot
handed down, oral story
no claim to the truth value
claim to truth value
Myth
authoritative speech, story, plot
Traditional
handed down, oral story
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CC 303 Exam 1 Review (Ch.1, Ch.2, and None Greek Mythology)
etiology
Euhemerus
Freud
Carl Jung
myth must give an aitia, or a cause for a fact, ritual or an…
he came up with a theory to rationalize classical mythology b…
his interpretation of myth focused on psychosexual developmen…
he focused on the idea of the collective unconscious and arch…
etiology
myth must give an aitia, or a cause for a fact, ritual or an…
Euhemerus
he came up with a theory to rationalize classical mythology b…
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Mythology Terms, Ch 3
Potnia Theron
Mesopotamia
Sumerians
An
"Lady of the beasts", a representation of Artemis who control…
"Land between the rivers", occupies the region of the Tigris…
Culture that appeared in Mesopotamia, known for creating the…
Eastern god of the sky
Potnia Theron
"Lady of the beasts", a representation of Artemis who control…
Mesopotamia
"Land between the rivers", occupies the region of the Tigris…
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Mythology
Sumerian
Sumeria
Gilgamesh
Babylonian
Enki, Ninmah, Inanna
Gilgamesh
Servant is Enkidu, cuts trees of Huwawa
Enuma Elish, Marduk, Adapa, Ishtar
Sumerian
Enki, Ninmah, Inanna
Sumeria
Gilgamesh
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Classical Mythology Exam #1
Aoidoi
Bards
Anthropomorphic
An
Transmission of mythological stories
the first myth-makers of Greece
human-shaped in appearance and behavior
Sumerian god of the sky; the lord of infinite expanse of the…
Aoidoi
Transmission of mythological stories
Bards
the first myth-makers of Greece
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mythology unit 7
comparative mythology
particularists
Ethnologue
historic linguists
the study of myths of cultures around the world in an effort…
they believe that any similarities in myths are coincidental
the world's catalog of languages
they specialize in trancing languages back to a common ancest…
comparative mythology
the study of myths of cultures around the world in an effort…
particularists
they believe that any similarities in myths are coincidental
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Mythology: Unit 7
Comparative Mythology
comparativists
particularists
Ethnologue
the study of myths of cultures around the world in an effort…
mythologists who search for similarities
mythologists who believe that any similarities are merely coi…
the world's catalog of languages; lists 6,809 world languages
Comparative Mythology
the study of myths of cultures around the world in an effort…
comparativists
mythologists who search for similarities
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Sumerian/Babylonian creation
Mesopotamia
Sumerians
Akkadians
Hammurabi
-meaning "land between two rivers"... -Euphrates and Tigris... -mod…
-6000 BCE... -one of the first literate urban civilizations
-descendants from the north... -nomads... -language lacks vowels... -t…
-Sumerian King of Babylon... -published laws in Akkadian on publ…
Mesopotamia
-meaning "land between two rivers"... -Euphrates and Tigris... -mod…
Sumerians
-6000 BCE... -one of the first literate urban civilizations
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Cults For Mythology
Initiates of Isis
Set
Isis
Horus
shaved off their hair, wore linen garments, and carried the s…
Brother of Osiris
Wife of Osiris
Son of Osiris
Initiates of Isis
shaved off their hair, wore linen garments, and carried the s…
Set
Brother of Osiris
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Mythology Exam 1
god
hero
trickster
creation myth
powerful, important supernatural beings
figures in whom the gods take a special interest
amoral, shape-shifting deceivers; instigators; sometimes cult…
how the earth came to be
god
powerful, important supernatural beings
hero
figures in whom the gods take a special interest
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Mythology Mid term 2
Demeter: Goddess of Grain and the Agri…
Persephone
Eleusis and the elusinian Mysteries
Telesterion
Seasonal giver of grain; Mother of Persephone(de Zues); Contr…
Daughter of Zues and Demeter; Gets abducted by hades to be hi…
At Eleusis(a city)A religous cult to demeter; followed the pr…
The temple in which demeter was worshipped; to say what happe…
Demeter: Goddess of Grain and the Agri…
Seasonal giver of grain; Mother of Persephone(de Zues); Contr…
Persephone
Daughter of Zues and Demeter; Gets abducted by hades to be hi…
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Mythology Quiz 1
History of the Creation of the Gods an…
The Enuma Elish... Near Eastern Myth, Anc…
Genesis 1-2:3" First Account... Near East…
Genesis 2:4-23" Second Account... Near Ea…
Khepera (Nebertcher ) made things from mouth. Arose out of Nu…
Tiamat (salt water) and Apsu (fresh water) disturbed by young…
God speaks things into being. This is the first creation acco…
The account where God doesn't speak things into being. This i…
History of the Creation of the Gods an…
Khepera (Nebertcher ) made things from mouth. Arose out of Nu…
The Enuma Elish... Near Eastern Myth, Anc…
Tiamat (salt water) and Apsu (fresh water) disturbed by young…
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Classical Mythology Exam 1: Powell 1-9
Divine Myths
Legends
Folktales
Etiological Tale
- explain why the world is the way it is... - supernatural being…
- stories of the great deeds of human heroes or heroines... - na…
- stories whose characters are ordinary humans/animals... - mean…
a myth/story that explains where things come from (customs, r…
Divine Myths
- explain why the world is the way it is... - supernatural being…
Legends
- stories of the great deeds of human heroes or heroines... - na…
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Mythology Exam 2
Zeus
Hera
Athena
Apollo
Jupiter, sky god, king of the gods; his emblems: eagle, aegis…
Juno, queen of the gods, protector of marriage; Earth mother…
Minerva, goddess of wisdom and war (strategy); called Parthen…
god of prophecy, archery, music; master of lyre and "leader o…
Zeus
Jupiter, sky god, king of the gods; his emblems: eagle, aegis…
Hera
Juno, queen of the gods, protector of marriage; Earth mother…
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Mythology Exam 2
Enuma Elish
Major Themes of Enuma Elish
Clay Tablets
Cuneiform
1. Oral poem... 2. Written in Cuneiform ... 3. Sumerian/Babylonian…
1. Form of prayer... 2. Water ... - Creation and destruction... 3.Tabl…
Where the Enuma Elish was written on
System of writing first developed by the ancient Sumerians of…
Enuma Elish
1. Oral poem... 2. Written in Cuneiform ... 3. Sumerian/Babylonian…
Major Themes of Enuma Elish
1. Form of prayer... 2. Water ... - Creation and destruction... 3.Tabl…
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Mythology Exam 2
Demeter
Abduction of Persephone
Eleusis and the Eleusinian Mysteries
Telesterion
goddess of wheat and the agricultural
-Hades abducts her... -Demeter starts searching for her... -Helius…
Religious practices of the cult to Demeter at Eleusis. Profan…
"Hall of Initiation" do not know exactly what happened within…
Demeter
goddess of wheat and the agricultural
Abduction of Persephone
-Hades abducts her... -Demeter starts searching for her... -Helius…
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Classical Mythology Deity Names (1.25.16)
Artemis
Diana
Venus of Laussel
Nebo
Greek mistress of animals, 700 BC
Roman mistress of animals, 500 BC
mistress of animals - Crete, Mycenae 1400 BC
Sumerian shaman, before 3000 BC
Artemis
Greek mistress of animals, 700 BC
Diana
Roman mistress of animals, 500 BC
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Classical Mythology
From where did the Romans get many of…
The Archaic period witnessed the birth…
Stories of great deeds of human heroes…
Heavily armed warriors who paid their…
The Greeks
Polis
Legends
Hoplites
From where did the Romans get many of…
The Greeks
The Archaic period witnessed the birth…
Polis
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Sumerian Civilization
Anu (An)
Annunaki
Ea (Enki)
Enlil
Father of the Gods and of the Firmament; eventually became le…
Gods of the Underworld and Judges of the Dead
God of Sweet Waters and Wisdom, a patron of the arts and craf…
Chief God of the Sumerian Pantheon; god of the Atmosphere; re…
Anu (An)
Father of the Gods and of the Firmament; eventually became le…
Annunaki
Gods of the Underworld and Judges of the Dead
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Mythology Vocab 5
Etiology
moly
oracle
pediment
-study of the natural phenomena and how the earth was formed
-magical potion to fend off spells and other potions
-someone who represents the gods and predicts the furure
-triangular structure in front of buildings
Etiology
-study of the natural phenomena and how the earth was formed
moly
-magical potion to fend off spells and other potions
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Mythology Ch. 13 Heroes
hero
heroa
tombs
Gilgamesh
-the principal character in a play or film... -someone who stand…
cult places for worship of heroes
had the shape of enormous earthen mounds heaped up to protect…
-was a real man who once ruled the Sumerian city of Uruk... -liv…
hero
-the principal character in a play or film... -someone who stand…
heroa
cult places for worship of heroes
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Unit 6: Ancient Greece
Polis
Citizen
Aristocracy
Oligarchy
A Greek city-state
Legal member of a country or city-state
Hereditary class of rulers; Greek for "rule by the best people"
Government in which a small group of people rule
Polis
A Greek city-state
Citizen
Legal member of a country or city-state
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Mythology Quiz 1
the fall of troy
Origin of the Olympic games
Founding of the city of rome
Homer
1186 BC
776 BC
753 BC
850-800 BC
the fall of troy
1186 BC
Origin of the Olympic games
776 BC
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Mythology ch. 13
Heros
Hero-cults
Heroon
Gilgamesh
a noble figure, long dead, and worshipped as a power dwelling…
tombs were placed in conspicuous locations; some were covered…
a building/shrine that celebrates a greek hero
A legendary Sumerian king of Uruk, oldest cycles of stories i…
Heros
a noble figure, long dead, and worshipped as a power dwelling…
Hero-cults
tombs were placed in conspicuous locations; some were covered…
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Mythology Exam 2
Demeter
Persephone
Hades
Abduction of Persephone
Goddess of wheat and agriculture
Daughter of Demeter... Also called Kore
Abducts Persephone
Hades sees Persephone in the field and lures her in.... Once in…
Demeter
Goddess of wheat and agriculture
Persephone
Daughter of Demeter... Also called Kore
181 terms
Mythology Terms
divine myth / myths proper
legends
folktales
etiological tale
stories in which supernatural beings are the main characters
stories of great deeds of human heroes
stories whose actors are ordinary people or animals
tale that explains the causes that brought the world into exi…
divine myth / myths proper
stories in which supernatural beings are the main characters
legends
stories of great deeds of human heroes
56 terms
Mythology
Democracy, tragedy, and Persian invasi…
The Sumerian queen of heaven and godde…
Supported by irrigation agriculture, w…
a creation myth is etiological because…
classical
Inanna
sumerians
explains the causes that brought the world into existence
Democracy, tragedy, and Persian invasi…
classical
The Sumerian queen of heaven and godde…
Inanna
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Mythology and Gilgamesh Study Guide
Universal Questions
Universal Question 1
Universal Question 2
Universal Question 3
1. Who am I?... 2. What is the nature of the universe in which I…
Who am I?
What is the nature of the universe in which I live?
How do I relate to that universe?
Universal Questions
1. Who am I?... 2. What is the nature of the universe in which I…
Universal Question 1
Who am I?
Mythology
Divine Myth
Legends
Folktales
Epilogical Tale
Stories with Supernatural beings as the main characters. expl…
Stories of great deeds done by humans or heros
Stories about ordinary people or animals
creation myth, explaisn causes that brought earth into existe…
Divine Myth
Stories with Supernatural beings as the main characters. expl…
Legends
Stories of great deeds done by humans or heros
Classical Mythology Midterm One
Myth
Divine myth
Legend, saga
Folktale
Traditional tale with collective importance
etiological myth
Describes a hero
"common people"
Myth
Traditional tale with collective importance
Divine myth
etiological myth
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Prehistoric , Early and Classical Civilization
Paleolithic
Neolithic Period (New Stone Age)
Fertile Cresent
Middle East
-2.5 millions years ago... -use of stone tools... -hunting and scav…
-10,000 BCE... -use of true farming... -permanent settlements (vill…
a crescent-shaped area that was part of a massive swath of ri…
-Sumerian, Mesopotamian, and other distinct city states devel…
Paleolithic
-2.5 millions years ago... -use of stone tools... -hunting and scav…
Neolithic Period (New Stone Age)
-10,000 BCE... -use of true farming... -permanent settlements (vill…
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Mesopotamia Vocabulary
civilization
Domestication
social structure
hierarchy
an advanced human society
the taming of animals for human use, such as work or as food
people in different groups
A group organized by rank
civilization
an advanced human society
Domestication
the taming of animals for human use, such as work or as food
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Mythology Terms, Ch 10
Demeter
Persephone
Kore
Triptolemus
Goddess of the grain and the rich harvest
Daughter of Demeter, kidnapped by Hades
Another name for the daughter of Demeter
Prince of Eleusis, taught secret rites of Demeter. Said to ha…
Demeter
Goddess of the grain and the rich harvest
Persephone
Daughter of Demeter, kidnapped by Hades
102 terms
Mythology Exam 1
Myth
Traditional
Variant
Mythos
Speech, authoritative, plot, tale
Latin for hand down
Same basic version of a story with different details
Not concretely true, no claim to truth
Myth
Speech, authoritative, plot, tale
Traditional
Latin for hand down
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Lecture 3: Predecessors to Classical Mythology
Sumerian Cultures
Semitic Myth
Homeric Question
Homeric Question evidence
-1st civilization in world... -1st agricultural society... -state-l…
-the bible (Hebrew is semitic language)... -myths about: sky, se…
Was Homer One Poetic Genius or transcriber of oral poetic tra…
-Transcriber: Yugoslav/African "bards" can recite 1000s of li…
Sumerian Cultures
-1st civilization in world... -1st agricultural society... -state-l…
Semitic Myth
-the bible (Hebrew is semitic language)... -myths about: sky, se…
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mythology people
zeus
hecate
metis
aphrodite
god of thunder, leader of olympus
protective goddess, witchcraft, helps men in battle
zeus' first wife, mother of athena, zeus swallowed her
goddess of spiritual love or physical attraction, often conne…
zeus
god of thunder, leader of olympus
hecate
protective goddess, witchcraft, helps men in battle
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Mythology
A.
Tiamat
Apsu
Mummu
Enuma Elish
Great Goddess or Mother Goddess; Mother Earth, who nourishes…
ruler of all the gods and sweet waters
god of mist
A.
Enuma Elish
Tiamat
Great Goddess or Mother Goddess; Mother Earth, who nourishes…
60 terms
WHI- Unit 3- River Valley Civilizations- Mesopotamia and Egypt
Tigris and Euphrates
Irrigation
Walled Cities
Seasonal Flooding
Rivers of Mesopotamia
A method used in Mesopotamia to bring water to the surroundin…
Mesopotamia's response to living in undefended flood plains
A natural process that brings nutrients, silt, and water to a…
Tigris and Euphrates
Rivers of Mesopotamia
Irrigation
A method used in Mesopotamia to bring water to the surroundin…
26 terms
Mythology Lesson 1
Myth
Divine Myths
Legends
Folktales
traditional story (has a plot) with a collective importance
stories in which supernatural beings are the main actors. Sto…
stories of the great deeds of human hero or heroines. narrate…
stories whose actors are ordinary people or animals. Entertai…
Myth
traditional story (has a plot) with a collective importance
Divine Myths
stories in which supernatural beings are the main actors. Sto…
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