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The Storm-god and the Serpent (illuyanka) (1.56)
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Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Hittite Canonical Compositions; Divine Focus; Myths


The conflict between the Storm-god and the forces of chaos represented by the serpent (illuyanka- in Hittite) was the focus of two different tales known in second-millennium Anatolia, both of which served as etiological cult myths of the important Hittite festival called purulli, a term whose precise meaning remains unknown.

The Storm-god and the Serpent (illuyanka) (1.56)

Subject: Esth 4:7; 9:26

(A i 1–4) (This…

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Beckman, Gary, “The Storm-god and the Serpent (illuyanka) (1.56)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 03 December 2021 <>

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