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

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