Enuma Elish -  Babylonian Creation Myth -Translated by N. K. Sandars

Enuma Elish - Babylonian Creation Myth -Translated by N. K. Sandars

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This long poem was written principally in the twelth century BCE to celebrate the city of Babylon. It
recounts the creation of the universe and the events that lead up to the building of Babylon, home for the
gods. It evolved from Sumerian myths and the text that it is taken from is Assyrian, an empire that
followed the Sumerian.
The almost complete text is set out on seven tablets wih about 150 lines on each tablet. It was written
probably to be sung at festivals in honour of the gods and Babylon. In its original language, it is written
with no rhyme or alliteration but with some assonance that lends it a hypnotic sound. It probably
sounded similar to Georgian chants in being sung by several voices.