Ninurta’s Exploits

I've been in the midst of getting a few things reorganized in life so I'm running a little late, but I did do some reading this week. Mostly Sumerian myths. I'll get into a few of those next week, but this week, the focus of my attention has been on a set of tablets that …

Continue reading Ninurta’s Exploits

When Gilgamesh Grew Up (The Epic of Gilgamesh)

So now that I've read through translations of the Epic of Gilgamesh for the third time, and for the first time on my own, it's still awesome. Granted, it's still a bunch of tablet fragments from who knows how many city-states in the fertile crescent, but even so, it tells an epic and tragic tale …

Continue reading When Gilgamesh Grew Up (The Epic of Gilgamesh)