Atrahasis, the Babylonian Flood

Short Cuts by Marina Warnerfrom the London Review of Books, April 2014Most ancient stories of the Flood,  the gods are annoyed by humans making a racket and keeping them up at all hours: these gods are unreconstructed adults who don't hold with negotiating but relish inflicting punishment, while humans are lawless, partying teenagers.The poem Atrahasis, … Continue reading Atrahasis, the Babylonian Flood