| Egyptian Journal of Archeological and Restoration Studies


EJARS (Established 2011)

Volume 14 ,issue 1 | Winter and Spring 2024 | Pages : 121-128

DIVINE ME

Document Type: Original Article

DOI: 10.21608/ejars.2024.361178

pages: 121-128

Authors:
Ebrahim, I.
Egyptology dept., Faculty of archeology, Aswan Univ., Aswan, Egypt

Abstract:
The Sumerian concept of "me" represents a complicated and multifaceted group of cultural and religious norms that were paramount to the Sumerian worldview. The term "me" contains a range of meanings, including divine orders and divine regulations, which governed Sumerian life. These "me" were believed to be granted by the gods and were important for preserving order and harmony in the universe. Comprehending the "me" reveals how the Sumerians sensed the complex relations between the divine and human existence. This paper focuses on carefully chosen examples taken from Sumerian myths, hymns, and royal inscriptions. These examples represent only a fraction of the total existing examples, as the entire collection is a challenge for this brief study. Therefore, this paper discusses the term from the literary and religious perspective, as its linguistic aspect has been well-established by Sumerologist.

Keywords:
Me Concept Divine Functions Powers-abilities

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