DESCENT OF INANNA TO THE UNDERWORLD

MS 3281
MS Short Title DESCENT OF INANNA TO THE UNDERWORLD
Text DESCENT OF INANNA TO THE UNDERWORLD; SUMERIAN MYTH
Description MS in Neo Sumerian on clay, probably Larsa Babylonia, 1900-1700 BC, 1 tablet, 24x10x4 cm, 3+3 columns, 208 lines (of 410) in cuneiform script.
Commentary There are similarities to the Greek myth of Persephone who was abducted to the underworld by Hades, and released to see her mother, Demeter. The text also has parallels to the passion and resurrection in the Gospels. See also MS 5283 with the story of Orpheus and Euridice.
Place of origin Babylonia
Dates 1900-1700 BC

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