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A Dumuzi és Ĝeštinanna című mítosz
The Dumuzi and Geštinanna Myth

Author(s): Anna Krisztina Pintér
Subject(s): Ancient World
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: Dumuzi-Tammuz; Sumerian literature; hermeneutics; intertextuality; Old-Babylonian religion

Summary/Abstract: The text Dumuzi and Geštinanna belongs to the problematic group of Sumerian narratives. A possible explanation for the unusual formulations in the text might be the attempt of an ancient scribe to comment on the problems of the stories of the god Dumuzi, which was adjusted to the form of the narrative text. The „author” summarized theological questions in an implicit way, with hermeneutical techniques. The special use of cuneiform signs is one such example applied to refer to the nature of Dumuzi. Also, many other formulas appear in the text, which intertextually allude to the relationship of Dumuzi, the king, and Inana.

  • Issue Year: 63/2019
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 173-188
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Hungarian