Babylonian – Akkadian – Assyrian mythology

The mythology Mesopotamian refers to Babylonian mythology, Akkadian mythology and Assyrian mythology on the language side Semites.

Mythology Mesopotamian designates all of the myths known mainly from Mesopotamian literature, which generally serve to answer questions explaining the mysteries of the world which surrounded the scribes of the Mesopotamia antique.

The myths mesopotamians have had a long and complex history, for more than two millennia, marked in particular by the cultural preponderance of the Sumerians in the 3rde millennium av. AD, subsequently supplanted by Akkadian language speakers (Babylonians above all) who took up the Sumerian heritage and continued the development of Mesopotamian mythology.

This is therefore not a uniform whole: there is no dogma, and certain questions may have given rise to myths giving different answers. It reflects at least in part all of the beliefs of the Ancient Mesopotamians about the cosmos and the world around them, or in any case it is the best way to approach it. But the myths are repeatedly rethought and recomposed by the milieu of Mesopotamian literate elites according to shifting ideological objectives, often referring to political thought which is essential to understanding many of them.

Mesopotamian mythology Babylonian mythology Akkadian mythology Assyrian mythology

Babylonian - Akkadian - Assyrian mythology (texts)