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Pilot Lecture: Mesopotamian Creation Stories

It is known as the place of beginnings, but how did Ancient Mesopotamia begin?
Wondrium Pilots: Mesopotamian Creation Stories is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 97.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interesting pilot! It is obviously an interesting pilot! Creation stories of different cultures, old times are pretty interesting to learn, and how these related and evolved in to current cultures are great gateway to study history, social anthropology and religion. Thanks for this lecture, and hope to see more!
Date published: 2024-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Instructive lecture! Interesting to hear about how the gods were believed to control population growth. A warning for us living today? Hope Wondrium decides to do more episodes about these old legends.
Date published: 2023-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Evocative! Mr. Lam's lecture on the developing consciousness of primeval human's place in the world, using remnants of their ancient creation stories was masterful. In the chaotic modern world of so-called sophisticated human beings, I think it is worthwhile to take a step back and reevaluate what we think is our place in the cosmos, beginning at the beginning, how and when we went from being "cavemen" to developing language, and our ongoing development of the ability to share thoughts of curiosity, imagination and scientific exploration, and how we fit into the Creation Stories. I would love to listen to more of Professor Lam's interpretation of what he has studied in those ancient texts.
Date published: 2022-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very clearly explained It is the first time I hear these stories explained in a simple and clear way.
Date published: 2021-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these ancient creation stories of Mesopotamia The lecturer is very well informed and has an excellent presentation style - maintaining eye contact with viewer. I also like how he compared the two ancient Mesopotamian creation stories - including themes that they shared in common. I would definitely like to see this produced as a regular Wondrium/Great Courses series.
Date published: 2021-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Interesting Topic I love learning new things about different belief systems and the lecturer's enthusiasm and insightful information was definitely worth listening to. I do hope this pilot takes off. I wonder if the topic of Lillith would come up in the course?
Date published: 2021-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Remarkable Course I would hope that this pilot is being considered as a full course with expanded areas of consideration.
Date published: 2021-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fascinating Course on Ancient Creation Myth Loved this pilot and hope it becomes a full course! Like others, I would like to see it offer creation myths from other ancient cultures such as Egypt. I've studied many ancient cultures and they share commonalities but also differences that would be nice to see in one specialized course on this topic.
Date published: 2021-07-12
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Overview

It is known as the place of beginnings, but how did Ancient Mesopotamia begin?
Mesopotamian Creation Stories

01: Mesopotamian Creation Stories

Ancient Mesopotamia is often described as the place where civilization began. But to consider Mesopotamia as a place of beginnings also invites the question of how its inhabitants understood their own beginnings. Join Joseph Lam, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, to consider two masterpieces of literature from ancient Mesopotamia that deal with the theme of origins.

31 min