By Sabine Franke
Fairy stories, myths and epics of historical close to jap literature are nonetheless in a position to appeal readers this present day and make allowance us to delve into the interesting lifetime of the traditional close to East. This ebook comprises fables reminiscent of the the teeth malicious program which motives the teeth ache in addition to the nice fantasy of Innanas which describes the transition of the goddess Ishtar into the underworld. There also are everyday life tales equivalent to that of a scholar and the Sumerian incantations opposed to a crying baby.
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