Myths and Legends of Babylonia and Assyria
Page: 177Chap. 1—Babylonia and Assyria in History and Legend
A Babylonian Conqueror—The First Library in Babylonia—Khammurabi the Great—A Court Murder—Semiramis the Great—The Second Assyrian Empire—The First Great Library—The Last Kings of Assyria—The Last of the Babylonian Kings—The History of Berossus—Berossus' Account of the Deluge—Analogies with the Flood Myth—The Tower of Babel—Nimrod, the Mighty Hunter—A Persian Version—The 'Babylonica'—Rawlinson—Origin of Cuneiform—Hymn to Adar.
The Birth of the Gods—A Darksome Trinity—Connexion with the Jonah Legend.
Spirits and Gods—Was Babylonian Religion Semitic in Type?—Bel—Bel and the Dragon—Dibarra —The Writings of Oannes—The Story of Adapa and the South Wind—Ishtar—The Descent of Ishtar into Hades—At the Gates of Aralu—Ishtar and Persephone—Lamentations for Tammuz—An Allegorical Interpretation of the Myth—Ishtar, Tammuz, and Vegetation—Ishtar and Esther—Nannar—Nannar in Decay—Nirig, or Enu-Restu.
A New-Year's Ceremony.
Planets identified with Gods.
Gazelle and Goat Gods—The Goat Cult—Babylonian Ethics.
The Gods of the Phœnicians—The Carthaginian Religion—Babylonian Ethics.
Babylonian Ethics—Hormuzd Rassam—The American Expedition of 1889—The Business Quarter of Nippur—Hilprecht Returns—The House of the Dead—A Babylonian Museum—Haynes' Work at Nippur—The Babylon of Nebuchadrezzar II—The Outer Wall—Babylon's Water-Supply—Nebuchadrezzar's Palace—The Great Gate of Ishtar—The Street of Processions—E-Sagila—The Great Tower of Nabu (E-Zida)—Town-Planning.