Mesopotamian Gods and the Bull

  • Renate Marian van Dijk-Coombes Stellenbosch University, (Suráfrica)

Resumen

En Mesopotamia, los dioses fueron asociados al toro desde por lo menos el período Protodinástico hasta la época neo-babilónica o caldea. Esta relación adoptó muchas modalidades: el toro podía servir como el animal divino del dios, la divinidad era comparada con el toro o, quizás, hasta podía adoptar la forma misma del animal. En este artículo, son identificados y estudiados los distintos dioses relacionados con el toro a fin de reconocer qué deidades fueron asociadas con más frecuencia al bóvido. Los vínculos entre los dioses y el toro son evidentes tanto en fuentes textuales como iconográficas, aunque se cuenta con menos ejemplos de esta conexión en este último tipo de registro. Los ejemplos de la representación de la asociación entre los diversos dioses y el toro en las inscripciones y la iconografía se pueden comparar y contrastar con el fin de revelar diferencias y similitudes en estas representaciones.

Palabras clave:

Dioses, Mesopotamia, Toro, Iconografía, Fuentes textuales

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Biografía del autor/a

Renate Marian van Dijk-Coombes, Stellenbosch University

Postdoctoral Researcher at Stellenbosch University. Ph.D. in Ancient Studies (Stellenbosch University, 2016). M.A. (Ancient Near Eastern Studies) cum laude (2011), B.A. Hons (Ancient Near Eastern Studies) cum laude (2008), B.A. majoring in Ancient Near Eastern Cultures and Classical Cultures cum laude (2007) in University of South Africa.

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2018-12-07
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van Dijk-Coombes, R. (2018). Mesopotamian Gods and the Bull. Sociedades Precapitalistas, 8(1), e030. https://doi.org/10.24215/22505121e030
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