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The Kumarbi Series Of Myths (4.6)
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The most important group of myths in the Hittite language is the Kumarbi Series. The earliest Kumarbi myths to be edited were the Song of Emergence (initially called Theogony or Kingship in Heaven) and the Song of Ullikummi (Forrer 1936; Güterbock 1946). Both were translated into English by Goetze 1955. A definitive edition of the Song of Ullikummi was prepared by Güterbock (1961). Until 1971, as can be seen both from Güterbock 1961 and Laroche 1971, only three fairly well-preserved compositions were attributed to this series: what was termed the Kingship of LAMMA (Text B), the T…

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Hoffner, Harry A., “The Kumarbi Series Of Myths (4.6)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 08 December 2021 <>
First published online: 2017

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