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Unformatted text preview: the Hittites established an empire in what is today central Turkey (see map p. 106-107). They were Indo-Europeans speakers like the Mycenaeans and probably originated from the same stock. The Hittites were literate; archaeologists have discovered vast libraries of Hittite texts written on clay tablets. Many Hittite myths are preserved including versions of their Creation Myth. 9. How many generations of gods are there in the Hittite creation myth? 10. What are some of the parallels between the Hittite creation myth and the creation myth in Hesiod's Theogony ? What to your mind are some significant differences? 1 CC303 Classical Myth Spring 2008 Prof. P. Perlman 11. Both Zeus and Teshub must fight a final battle (with Typhoeus and Ullikummi respectively) in order to secure their authority. Beyond this, can you identify any similarities in the combat and the combatants? 2...
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