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Adapa and the Food of Life

By Rogers, R. W.

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Title: Adapa and the Food of Life  
Author: Rogers, R. W.
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Rogers, R. (n.d.). Adapa and the Food of Life. Retrieved from http://worldpubliclibrary.org/


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Excerpt: [Summary: Adapa, or perhaps Adamu, son of Ea, had recieved from his father, the god Ea, wisdom, but not eternal life. He was a semi?divine being and was the wise man and priest of the temple of Ea at Eridu, which he provided with the ritual bread and water. In the exercise of this duty he carried on fishing upon the Persian Gulf. When Adapa was fishing one day on a smooth sea, the south wind rose suddenly and overturned his boat, so that the was thrown into the sea. Angered by the mishap, he broke the wings of the south wind so that for seven days it could not blow the sea?s coolness over the hot land. Anu calls Adapa to account for this misdeed, and his father Ea warns him as to what should befall him. He tells him how to fool Tammuz and Gishzida, who will meet him at the gate of heaven. Ea cautions him not to eat or drink anything in heaven, as Ea fears that the food and drink of death will be set before Adapa. However, the food and drink of eternal life are set before him instead, and Adapa?s over?caution deprives him of immortality. He has to return to Earth instead.]

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: ADAPA AND THE FOOD OF LIFE, 1 -- translated by R.W. Rogers, 1 -- TABLET NO.1, 1 -- TABLET NO. 2, 2 -- TABLET NO. 3, 3

 

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