The Storm God At LiḫzinaThe name of the town in this text is twice spelled Li ḫzina and twice Ziḫzina. An explanation for this alternation of consonants is not easily forthcoming. (1.69)
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Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Hittite Canonical Compositions; Divine Focus; Incantations

Commentary

This is a mythological text belonging to the group of Anatolian myths known as the missing deity myths. The original composition dates to the period of the Hittite Old Kingdom. The supreme Storm God is the deity whose absence is the focus of this particular narrative. Presumably the Storm God absented himself in the first column of the ta…

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Collins, Billie Jean, “The Storm God At LiḫzinaThe name of the town in this text is twice spelled Li ḫzina and twice Ziḫzina. An explanation for this alternation of consonants is not easily forthcoming. (1.69)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 17 August 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_1_69>



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