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Published: 02 June 2005

160 Pages | 2 maps, 4 line illus.

5-5/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195182521

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Jealous Gods and Chosen People

The Mythology of the Middle East

David Leeming

In the first comprehensive narrative study of the mythology of the Middle East, David Leeming ranges from prehistoric figures such as the Mother Goddess of Çatal Hüyük to Mesopotamian gods such as Marduk and mythic heroes such as Gilgamesh, to the pantheon of Egyptian mythology, including the falcon-headed sky-sun god Horus and jackal-headed Anubis. The author also offers an illuminating exploration of the mythology of the three great monotheistic religions of the region: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.


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