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By Dr Gwendolyn Leick

The Dictionary of historic close to japanese Mythology covers resources from Mesopotamia, Syro-Palestine and Anatolia, from round 2800 to three hundred BC. It includes entries on gods and goddesses, giving facts in their worship in temples, describing their 'character', as documented through the texts, and defining their roles in the physique of mythological narratives; synoptic entries on myths, giving where of beginning of major texts and a quick historical past in their transmission throughout the a while; and entries explaining using professional terminology, for things like different types of Sumerian texts or sorts of mythological figures.

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