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Manuel Ceccarelli

Enki und Ninmaḫ

Eine mythische Erzählung in sumerischer Sprache

[Enki and Ninmaḫ. A Mythical Tale in Sumerian.]

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Enki and Ninmaḫ is the modern name for a mythical story in the Sumerian language featuring the two main characters Enki, the god of crafts and wisdom, and Ninmaḫ, the mother goddess. In this new critical edition, Manuel Ceccarelli concentrates on philological analysis and religio-historical interpretation of the narrative, with particular attention paid to the humorous and satirical aspects of the contest.
Enki and Ninmaḫ is the modern name for a mythical story in the Sumerian language featuring the two main characters Enki, the god of crafts and wisdom, and Ninmaḫ, the mother goddess. The text firstly tells of humankind's creation as a workforce for the gods and then relates how Enki and Ninmaḫ compete to be able to determine the fate of humans. Ninmaḫ creates seven invalids, whom Enki, however, is able to find suitable work for. The text hereby explains the existence of sick people and Enki's superiority is confirmed. In this new critical edition, Manuel Ceccarelli concentrates on philological analysis and religio-historical interpretation of the narrative, with particular attention paid to the humorous and satirical aspects of the contest.
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Manuel Ceccarelli Geboren 1975; Studium der Altorientalischen Philologie, der Vorderasiatischen Archäologie und der Religionswissenschaft; Promotion im Fach Altorientalische Philologie; seit 2014 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter im Projekt »Streitliteratur im Alten Orient: Ein Editionsprojekt« an den Universitäten Bern und Genf.

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