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    The Ishtar Wall

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    The Original gate was built as the eighth gate in the city of Babylon. The gate was built around the year 575 B.C., and was the main entrance into the city. The +11.5 m tall gate was reconstructed in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, Germany. Art Elements There are three major colors that are visible on the Ishtar wall; these are blue, yellow, and brown. There are scratches in the yellow bricks to make the lion/bull/dragon appear to have a mane, horn/s, and to give them facial features. There are triangles used in the horns and ears of the animals, and circles for the leg/arm mussels of the animals. The texture on the bricks appears rough, and sometimes uneven. There are no 3D techniques used in the gate. It is composed of enclosed sections filled…

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    as an authority to bless God occurs in the Avesta. A third occurs once in an Egyptian text. Establishing or Nuancing Cultic Reality A strong possible source for this method of righteousness is the Sumer-Akkadian Hymn, “Prayer of Lamentation to Ishtar.” A second possibility is the Egyptian text, “Joy at the Accession of Merneptah.” More texts display this method but scored too low for inclusion. Prayer of Lamentation to Ishtar This prayer originated in the Esagila temple in Babylon.…

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    1. The author's comparison of Ishtar and the Virgin Mary shows that Christianity is more patriarchal. Ishtar is seen as a goddess and praised, the article says, "In words reflecting the attitude of slave toward master, they praised and worshiped the goddess's power." (Lerner 24). Ishtar is a woman of power, on the other hand, the Virgin Mary is a woman with little to no power. In the article, it states, "The power of the Virgin lies in her ability to appeal to God's mercy..." (Lerner 24).…

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    power of the gods, it is clear that The Epic of Gilgamesh sheds light on both the positive and negative human emotions of the gods as proven by Gilgamesh and Enkidu 's multiple interactions with them. The two main gods that Gilgamesh and Enkidu interacted with were Shamash and Ishtar. Shamash was the god of the sun and fortune tellers, and Ishtar was the goddess of sex, love, and war. While all gods were considered powerful, Shamash and Ishtar had ample control over Gilgamesh and Enkidu because…

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    helps Gilgamesh on his journey to kill Humbaba. Ishtar, goddess of love and war, tries to hurt and repress Gilgamesh. Utnapishtim’s wife, helps Gilgamesh by convincing Utnapishtim to help Gilgamesh on his journey. Ninsun, Ishtar, and Utnapishtim’s wife have certain roles in Gilgamesh…

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    Nebuchadnezzar II is well known for building sanctuaries committed to Babylonian divine beings and for changing Babylon, the capital of his domain, into a superb city. The Processional way, which was a noteworthy street utilized for formal parades, was cleared with vast stone pieces and kept running from the waterway to the royal residence complex and the passageway to the city, the Ishtar Gate. The door had four tall towers that spoke to the city's quality, and encompassing the course prompting…

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    kill the Humbaba monster. Enkidu’s dream comes true, as the duo is successful in killing the monster. However, this victory is soon met with conflict, as the goddess Ishtar says that the gods are mourning the monsters death, and are angry. Ishtar offers to marry Gilgamesh in order to appease the gods, but he refuses. Gilgamesh insults Ishtar responding, ”why would I want to be the lover of a broken oven that fails in the cold, a flimsy door that the wind blows through, a palace that falls on its…

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    Gilgamesh Transformation

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    they are told that, Gilgamesh slices the throat of the monster Humbaba and starts to cut numerous cedar trees. This shows Gilgamesh’s rash decision making once again. 4. AGRICULTURAL OR FERTILITY MYTH: Ishtar is the goddess of love, sexuality, fertility, warfare and patron deity of Uruk. She instantly fell in love with Gilgamesh at first sight. Ishtar has an uncontrollable lust for Gilgamesh and offers an abundance of gifts to bribe him. Gilgamesh rejects Ishtar’s advances because she is known…

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    me a name that endures” (Mark, 18). Gilgamesh wants to use this adventure to build his legacy. Gilgamesh doesn’t fear death, he’s almost arrogant about his life, doing whatever he wishes, preforming amazing tasks with little regard for his own health of safety, he only wants glory for himself. Enkidu and Gilgamesh do defeat Humbaba in the great cedar forest and return Uruk where the goddess Ishtar waits for Gilgamesh. Ishtar proposes that Gilgamesh take her as a bride and she will gift him with…

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    The gods at seem self-interested throughout the readings. The gods will turn to destruction if they feel slighted at any time. The previously stated examples are all good enough reasons to be pessimistic. Ishtar is the best example, when talking about the gods' temperamental behavior toward humans. She felt slighted by Gilgamesh's refusal and used her power to harm him. She uses the Bull of Heaven as a utensil for vengeance. In the end, Gilgamesh was able to slay the Bull of Heaven along with…

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