The origins of human beings according to ancient Sumerian texts
Sumer, or the ‘land of civilized kings’, flourished in Mesopotamia, now modern-day Iraq, around 4500 BC. Sumerians created an advanced civilization with its own system of elaborate language and writing, architecture and arts, astronomy and mathematics. Their religious system was a complex one comprised of hundreds of gods. According to the ancient texts, each Sumerian city was guarded by its own god; and while humans and gods used to live together, the humans were servants to the gods. The Sumerian creation myth can be found on a tablet in Nippur, an ancient Mesopotamian city founded in approximately 5000 BC. The creation of Earth ( Enuma Elish ) according to the Sumerian tablets begins like this: Sumerian mythology claims that, in the beginning, human-like gods ruled over Earth. The texts mention that at some point the gods mutinied against their labour. When the gods like men Bore the work and suffered the toll The toil of the gods was great, The work was heavy, the distress was much.
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