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The Epic of Gilgamesh: An Ancient Mesopotamean Text and the World’s Oldest Epic Literature

What is The Epic of Gilgamesh? The Epic of Gilgamesh is an ancient Mesopotamian poem, written in the Akkadian language in the Mesopotamian city-state of Uruk. It is widely regarded to be the oldest piece of epic world literature on … Continue reading The Epic of Gilgamesh: An Ancient Mesopotamean Text and the World’s Oldest Epic Literature

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Mythology and History of Thor: The Norse God of Thunder, Lightning, and Fertility

Thor’s Cultural Origins There are few deities among all mythologies in history that are as popular and well known as Thor, the Norse god of thunder, lightning, and fertility. Thor originated around the 13th century AD as part of the ancient … Continue reading Mythology and History of Thor: The Norse God of Thunder, Lightning, and Fertility