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Thunder in the Heavens: Mesopotamian Myth and its Ties to Western Religion

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The faith of the people who lived in the land between the two rivers was rich and diverse and influenced the faiths practiced by billions of people today. This course will take a look at the cosmology, deities and myths of Mesopotamia. Discussion will include: how the world was created(cosmology), who was divine (deities and celestial beings), what happens when the gods are angry (myths and legends) and how these tales/experiences are reflected in current belief systems.

Instructor: Zoe McQuinn is a teacher in the Education Department of the Royal Ontario Museum.


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