By Eileen Gardiner

Surviving texts from the traditional close to East exhibit a cosmology that integrated a depressing underworld realm, largely linked to fertility cycles and describing fertility gods and goddesses who're captured and imprisoned during this realm.

In this underworld opposite gods reside completely in a global with out pleasure the place there's purely dirt to devour and drink. This land additionally served as a good warehouse for useless mortals. It used to be no longer conspicuously a spot of punishment, yet tricks of judgment and retribution are already obvious, and those components grew to become major components in different cultures because the inspiration of hell developed.

Evidence of this underworld are present in parts of 5 texts, which were incorporated the following from:
The Epic of Gilgamesh
The Descent of Inanna to the Netherworld
Baal and the Underworld
The Descent of Ishtar
The imaginative and prescient of Kummâ.
This paintings is released along side the web site www.Hell-on-Line.org, which offers a entire number of fabrics at the greater than a hundred visions, excursions and outlines of the infernal otherworld from the cultures of the area from 2000 BCE to the current. This moment variation includes a new preface, advent and bibliography.

Second variation. 5 texts, preface, advent, notes, bibliography, thesaurus, net resources.

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Surviving texts from the traditional close to East exhibit a cosmology that integrated a dismal underworld realm, largely linked to fertility cycles and describing fertility gods and goddesses who're captured and imprisoned during this realm. during this underworld opposite gods dwell completely in an international with no pleasure the place there's purely dirt to consume and drink.

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