Category: Mesopotamian Religions

Resources for Babylonian, Assyrian, Sumerian, and Akkadian religions
  • Ancient Mesopotamian Gods and Goddesses
    • This website offers information about the fifty most important gods and goddesses and provides starting points for further research.
  • Calendars
    • Descriptions of the Babylonian calendar, Jewish and Moslem calendars and the Era of Nabonassar, Jewish Eras of the World, a modern Luni-Solar calendar, the calendar in India, and Iranian calendars
    • THE EPIC OF CREATION L.W. King Translator (from The Seven Tablets of Creation, London 1902)
  • People, gods and places
    • This page is taken from the website Assyrian Empire Builders that deals with transcribing ancient Assyrian letters. These names appear in the translations of the royal correspondence. This is a good source for anyone needing a list of Assyrian deities.
  • Sumerian Gods and Goddesses
    • Information about Sumerian Gods and Goddesses is found on the Sumerian King List as well as Sumerian clay tablets and cylinder seals. The Sumerian King List records all the rulers of Earth back over 400,000 years. This huge stretch of time coupled with reigns into the thousands of years has caused most historians to reject its accuracy. However all the early rulers were allegedly gods - demi-gods or immortals.
  • The Babylonian Legends of the Creation
    • by Sir E. A. Wallis Budge
  • The Babylonian Story of the Deluge as Told by Assyrian Tablets from Nineveh
    • By E. A. Wallis Budge, on the Babylonian myth of a great flood over the earth.
  • The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria
    • The chronological period covered may be roughly estimated at about 5000 years. By whom followed. It was the faith of two distinct peoples--the Sumero-Akkadians, and the Assyro-Babylonians.
  • The Seven Tablets of Creation
    • This is an etext of L.W. Kings' authoritative work on the Enuma Elish, the Babylonian creation myth. This etext includes the complete introduction, and the English text of the Enuma Elish and other related texts, with selected footnotes. The Enuma Elish is the earliest written creation myth, in which the God Marduk battles the chaos Goddess Tiamat and her evil minions. The name 'Enuma Elish' is derived from the first two words of the myth, meaning 'When in the Height'. Tiamat takes the form of a gigantic snake, and Marduk battles and defeats her using an arsenal of super-weapons. After his victory Marduk is made the leader of the Gods by acclamation. Marduk divides Tiamat's corpse into two portions, the upper half becoming the sky and the lower half, the earth. Marduk then creates humanity from his blood and bone.