out, be found in Hittite ritual manuscripts. 7 Hittite ritual texts are attested on cuneiform tablets mainly from the capital city Hattuša. These texts are from a single archive controlled by the Hittite state, comprising several buildings, which enjoyed a lifespan of several hundred years and were
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Jared L. Miller
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with ḫaž- “to hear”). 17 In particular, he noted numerous examples from the Hurrian portions of the itkalzi -rituals from Boğazköy that must refer to parts of the body being anointed with oil, phrases which von Brandenstein and others noted as parallels to RS 1.004 but which were not fully
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The Mesopotamian ritual-prayer Nisaba 1, a monolingual text in Akkadian addressed to the goddess of grain, blends the functionality of two genres: Akkadian Šuillas and Kultmittelbeschwörungen. Like Kultmittelbeschwörungen, it is addressed to a material (here, the flour identified with Nisaba) in order to activate it for ritual use. As do other Akkadian Šuilla-prayers, it serves to gain a favorable reception from an influential deity whose powerful intercession it requests for reconciling the speaker with his or her personal god and goddess. The royal ritual bīt salā’ mê provides important context for establishing functionality. An edition of the prayer is appended to the article.
precisely for this purpose. KTU 1.161 is the funerary ritual probably for Niqmaddu III, the second-to-last king: You have been called, O Rapa’ūma of the Earth, You have been summoned, O Assembly of Didānu; King ‘Ammit̠tamru has been called, King Niqmaddu has been called as well. O Throne of
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This is the first volume in the three-part Corpus of Mesopotamian Anti-witchcraft Rituals series. Volumes two and three are expected in 2015 and 2018 respectively.
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Noel K. Weeks
The study of the connection of myth and ritual in the ane has been dominated by two approaches, both of which see a clear logical connection between the two: the Myth and Ritual theory of Samuel Hooke and others, 1 which interprets the connection in terms of the securing of fertility through
a hittite magical ritual to be performed 129 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2004 JANER 4 Also available online – www.brill.nl A HITTITE MAGICAL RITUAL TO BE PERFORMED IN AN EMERGENCY* GIULIA TORRI Abstract The Hittite magical ritual KUB 17.28 ii 33-61 iii 1-17 is part of a Sammeltafel in which