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Aug. 29 Gods and Goddesses of the River Valley Wrathful creation Marduk kills Tiamat, creating sky and earth Indecipherable gods. The way they die is through climates. They don’t really make a lot of sense. Sargon uses religion to unite. Invades Sumaria, combines Sumarian and Acadian religion. Sets up his own religion. All share fear of the gods, pessimism about universe. If you use the gods, you might get your way, but its not guaranteed. Sumarians invent the written language. Begins with accounting by priests and priestesses. Written records expand to religious writings and cultural ideals.Demand for uniform law comes about. Code of Hammurabi is developed. Outline protection of property and keeps society orderly. Rule of the God-King: Andcient Egypt, ca. 3100-1000 B.C. Old Kingdom (2700-2181) Nile is great source of crops and wealth, floods at perfect time, Egypt loves the Nile. Society counts on order and crops. Kings and Gods run the country instead of the Sumerians who had their priests and priestesses. Pyramids are supposed to
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