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The Storm-god and the Serpent (illuyanka) (1.56)

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Author(s): Beckman, Gary
Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Hittite Canonical Compositions; Divine Focus; Myths Commentary The conflict between the Storm-god and the forces of chaos represented by the serpent (illuyanka- in Hittite) was the focus of two different tales known in second-millennium Anatolia, both of which served as etiological cult myths of the important Hittite festival called purulli, a term whose precise meaning remains unknown. The Storm-god and the Serpent (illuyanka) (1.56) Subject: Esth 4:7; 9:26 (A i 1–4) (This is) the text of the purulli (festival) for the […