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Xisuthrus
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[German version]

(Ξίσουθρος/Xísouthros: [1. 19 f.] or Σίσουθρος/Sísouthros: Abydenus FGrH 685 F 2). Graecised form, in the context of renditions of the story of the Flood, of the Sumerian name  Zi.u4.sud.ra ('Life of distant days'), Akkadian Utanapištī ('I have found my life'), the mythical Sumerian/Akkadian survivor of the 'Great Flood' (Deluge, legend of the).

Atraḫasīs; Gilgamesh Epic

Bibliography

1 S. M. Burstein, The Babyloniaca of Berossus, 1978.

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Renger, Johannes (Berlin), “Xisuthrus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 05 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12213670>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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