By Harry A. Hoffner
This paintings includes the 1st English translations of a number of Hittite myths. The translations are in line with the unique drugs on which the myths have been written, and take into consideration fresh textual discoveries and released reports at the texts. Revised and corrected, this moment version comprises an extra newly released Hurrian delusion. as well as translations, the quantity incorporates a sequence of short introductions to the myths, a word list of names and technical phrases, and indexes of right names and topics/subjects. obtainable to nonspecialists, the translations additionally guard column and line count number for the benefit of students.
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May it not go into the fruitful field, garden, or forest. May it go the route of the Sun Goddess (of the Dark Earth). §27 (A iv 14-19) The gatekeeper opened the seven doors. He drew back the seven bars. 4 Their lids are of lead. Their latches are of iron. That which goes into them doesn't come up again; it perishes therein. So may they seize Telipinu's anger, wrath, sin, and sullenness, and may they not come back (here). §28 (A iv 20-26) Telipinu came back home to his house and took account of his land.
The . . ] of the god [ . . ] . May the marsiggas-tree [ . . the . . ] of [ . . ] . His soul [ . . ] . ] ================== 3. The Disappearance of the Storm God ===================== Another myth features the chief Storm God as the disappearing god. Its structure is the same as that of the Disappearance of Telipinu. For an Italian translation, bibliography, and a thorough discussion see Pecchioli Daddi and Polvani (1990: 89-104). §1 (A i 3-4) [Mist seized the windows. Smoke] seized [the house.
If a man has been killed, [can they restore him to life? If] an ox (or) sheep has been killed, can they restore it to life? Then what miracle can your sons (hope to) do? Frost has paralyzed the entire land. He has dried up the waters. " §5 (B i 12-20) "[He] paralyzed the herbs, the lands, the cattle, the sheep, the dogs, (and) the pigs. " Frost says to his father and mother: "You eat and drink this, but you have taken account of nothing. " He paralyzed the land, but the Storm God doesn't even know.