The Legacy of Sargon of Akkad

So as far as my reading adventures are concerned, I sort of fell into the story surrounding Sargon of Akkad backwards. I was kind of keeping an eye out for him when I got to Enheduanna's hymns, but unfortunately, I got a little turned around because I am cheap and ended up breezing right by …

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The Way of the Dragon, Characters

You've probably heard me talking before about the "Mage, the Awakening" campaign I'm currently running, but I had the idea that since I was already talking about it, it might be fun to share a little bit more about it. My players are of course friends of mine who've been gaming with me for quite …

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Ack! Too many gods!

In a daring move that took me about three reading sessions, I decided to go back and look over the veneration hymns to several Sumerian Gods. This is another segment of the Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature, and you can find their complete library over there. Maybe I'm just a country girl, and this …

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Sumerian Debates Between Inanimate Objects

As I've said before, it's often quite difficult to do more than guess about how old some things are. You can compare them to other things in the area to get a rough date, but in many cases we're as blind as Blinken sitting in the watchtower in the film "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" …

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