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Poems of Heaven and Hell from Ancient Mesopotamia (Penguin Classics) (1971)

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The creation myths of ancient Babylon, songs chanted at each New Year celebration to reaffirm the sovereignty of the god Marduk by reciting the story of how he came to rule. Other pieces, including the myth of Inanna's descent into the underworld are included.
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When there was no heaven,
no earth, no height, no depth, no name,
when Apsu waslone,
the sweet water, the first begetter; and Tiamat
the bitter water, and that return to the womb, her Mummu, when there were no gods -
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For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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