Akkadian Mythology, Mythological Creature Archive, Sumerian Myth

Mythological Creature; the Apkallu sages- teachers of mankind

According to Livius, In ancient Mesopotamian myth, it was believed that the gods created humankind to cultivate the soil and make sure that the gods - by means of sacrifice - would receive their meals. However, the first people did not really understand how to perform the tasks they were supposed to perform, and therefore, the gods sent the ApkallΕ«, the seven sages, as teachers. These creatures came to the human world from the sea.

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