The Storm-Gods of the Ancient Near East: Summary, Synthesis, Recent Studies. Part II

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Schwemer, Daniel;
(2008)
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In many regions of the ancient Near East, not least in Upper Mesopotamia, Syria and Anatolia where agriculture relied mainly on rainfall, storm-gods ranked among the most prominent gods in the local panthea or were even regarded as divine kings, ruling over the gods and... View more
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    Ancient World 2, Atlanta 21998, 90-92, G. Beckman, “Elkunirsa and Asertu”, in:

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