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Mesopotamia• Creation myth (“Eridu Genesis”, A Brief History of God

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Mesopotamia• Creation myth (“Eridu Genesis”, 17th century BC ) – Nammu: the Mother who gave birth to Heaven (An) and Earth (Ki, later Ninhursag) – All the gods are sons of An and his wife Ki – Enki, son of An and Ki, created the world – The gods created humankind and the Sumer cities – Humanity was created to serve the gods – The gods lived in the Eden (Bahrein island?) – Enki ate a forbidden plant and was cursed by his mother who cursed his rib which was cured by the goddess of life Nin-ti – Enlil, the god of the storm, caused the Flood 18

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