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Creation Epic

Creation Epic


Heaven dressed himself like a young hero.
Heaven and Earth exchanged cries.
In those days, the god Enki and his city Eridu did not yet exist.
The god Enlil did not yet live.
The splendor of the fields was covered in dust.
The flowers were covered in dust.
The days did not shine.
The new moons did not show themselves in the sky.


ca. 2500 BCE–ca. 2250 BCE


Jona Lendering


Paris, Louvre


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Tablet, Mythology

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This page was last modified on 12 April 2014.