Religion & Literature
Section 1 - Religion
List of Gods & Goddesses -
Shamash was the Sun God.
Ishtar was the Goddess of love & war.
Damkina was the Earth mother Goddess.
Anu was the sky God.
King Marduk was the King of the Gods.
Babylonian state religion involved many Gods, large cults, & big temples.
Individuals of the religion involved magic & sorcery.
The Sun God - Shamash
Section 2 - Literature
The Epic of Gilgamesh was a famous piece of Literature in Ancient Babylon.
There was also wisdom Literature, which is similar to books in the Bible, Job & Proverbs. Many of the pieces are dealing with the problems of evil and suffering.
Prophecy was very important as well.