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The 3 essays offered during this quantity display the symbolic complexity and poetic visions of historic close to jap mythology. the writer explores the interrelated topics of erotic wish, divine clash, and death's realm in chosen historical Mesopotamian and Egyptian mythological narratives utilizing modern tools of literary research. subject matters contain the development of hope within the Gilgamesh epic, a psychoanalytic method of 'The Contendings of Horus and Seth', and gender and the workout of strength within the stormy romance of Nergal and Ereshkigal. partitions' clean remedy of those 3 very important myths brings them to existence for the expert and mythology buff alike.

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