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An evaluation on the cult of the snake goddess in the ancient near east

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dc.contributor.author Donmez, Sevgi
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-29T07:40:13Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-29T07:40:13Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Donmez, S.(2017). An evaluation on the cult of the snake goddess in the ancient near east. Cilt:32. Sayı:2. 407-426 ss. tr_TR
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11616/13021
dc.description.abstract Serpent, which was believed to possess the information on the minerals and hidden sources within the earth in relation to the underground forces in the Ancient Near East societies, was also associated with the seasonal cycle and resurrection since the Prehistoric Periods. Associated with the serpent, the divine forces displayed differences with the dawn of the central structures. The symbol of the serpent, associated with the agricultural activities, irrigation systems, granaries, vegetables and healing, sometimes confronts us both in the archaeological documents and cuneiform scripts as a composite creature. The symbols of serpent goddess date back to the Neolithic Period. Probably the primitive civilizations thought that the forces of death and resurrection in nature were performed under the control of a goddess. In Anatolia of the 2nd millennium B.C., we are learning the information about the underworld goddesses from the Hittite cuneiform scripts. Accordingly, most of the goddesses, related to the underworld, were defined as the goddesses of fate and river banks. These goddesses have the abilities to grant long life and cure. The serpent goddess, displayed on the Harput Relief and described to have a serpent body below her waist, must be an underworld goddess, who appeared in the Ancient Babylon Period as she carried the characteristics of the Egyptian art, and originated from Syria. Furthermore, the serpent goddess, on the Harput Relief, seems to have an important role in determining the result of the war. Keywords tr_TR
dc.language.iso eng tr_TR
dc.publisher Ege unıv, fac fısherıes, bornova-ızmır, 35100, turkey tr_TR
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess tr_TR
dc.subject Harput Relief tr_TR
dc.subject Snake Goddess tr_TR
dc.subject Rebirth tr_TR
dc.subject Netherworld Goddesses tr_TR
dc.title An evaluation on the cult of the snake goddess in the ancient near east tr_TR
dc.type article tr_TR
dc.relation.journal Tarıh ıncelemelerı dergısı tr_TR
dc.contributor.department İnönü Üniversitesi tr_TR
dc.identifier.volume 32 tr_TR
dc.identifier.issue 2 tr_TR
dc.identifier.startpage 407 tr_TR
dc.identifier.endpage 426 tr_TR

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