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Mesopotamian Goddess Nanaja

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ISBN: 978-83-87111-41-0
Description: hardback, XXI+192pp. (17x24cm)
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Weight: 470g.

 

 

 


O. Drewnowska-Rymarz, Mesopotamian Goddess Nanaja, Wydawnictwo Agade, Warszawa 2008

 

 

 

The objective of the present study is to give a comprehensive discussion of representations of the goddess Nanaja. An analysis of the role of this goddess and the perception that the ancient inhabitants of Mesopotamia had of her will aid in a better understanding of the entire pantheon of the Sumerians, Babylonians and Assyrians. Following the example set by authors of other monographs of deities. I have analyzed cuneiform sources, which contain mentions of Nanaja. coming from many ancient cities of Mesopotamia and representing very different literary genres. To achieve a clearer picture I have refrained from chronologically dividing the material into millennia or geographically into centers where the goddess was worshipped. Instead. I have grouped together texts either of the same genre or which close thematically, reflecting specific aspects under which Nanaja was venerated.


PREFACE  
ABBREVIATIONS 
INTRODUCTION 
Chapter I:       NANAJA'S PLACE ON THE GOD LISTS
I.1  Nanaja's Family According to the God Lists  
I.2 Nanaja's Family after Other Documents  
Chapter II:      THE CULT OF NANAJA
II.1    Offerings
II.2   Votive Gifts
Statues and Statuettes
Year Formulas
Texts Concerning Robes and Ornaments
II.3   Places of Worship of Nanaja
Names of Territories Connected with Nanaja
II.4   The Priesthood of Nanaja
II.5   The Image of Nanaja Based on Rituals
II.6   Personal Names with the Name of Nanaja
Chapter III:    THE IMAGE OF NANAJA BASED ON MAGIC AND
DIVINATION TEXTS
III.1 The Role Played by Nanaja in Magic Spells
III.2 The Omens of Nanaja
III.3 Nanaja in Oath Formulas
Chapter IV:     HYMNS AND PRAYERS
TO THE GODDESS NANAJA
Chapter V:     LOVE LYRICS CONNECTED
WITH THE GODDESS NANAJA
Chapter VI:     NANAJA IN TEXTS OF LAMENTS
Chapter VII: THE GODDESS NANAJA
IN KUDURRU DOCUMENTS
Chapter VIII: THE IMAGE OF NANAJA BASED ON LETTERS
SUMMARY  
Appendix:       THE PERIPHERIES   
BIBLIOGRAPHY