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What is a "house of Madanu" and a "gate of Madanu"?

The Hittite ritual CTH 432 ("The Ritual for Depression") mentions laying out certain patterns in flour, starting at §3.24: namma-kan É dMADANI Ù É dṢAR[… gulašzi nu-kan KÁ dMADANI IŠ[… Next,...
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Who are the twelve gods of the underworld of the Hittites?

The west wall of Chamber B in the Yazilikaya sanctuary, near the Hittite capital Hattusa, depicts - according to Wikipedia - twelve gods of the underworld: Who are these twelve gods? Do they have ...
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Hittite story similar to the story of Jason and Medea?

The BBC History article Ancient History in depth: Jason and the Golden Fleece. BBC - History mentions a Hittite story similar to the story of Jason and Medea: Thus the classic triangle of hero, dark ...
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What is the story of the Chimera?

The Neo-Hittite Chimera (850–750 BC) from Karkemish is housed in the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara, Turkey: "Museum of Anatolian Civilizations080" by Georges Jansoone (JoJan) - Self-...
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