Dahlia explains all about Anzu, the thunderbird. Who was he? How did his character change? Why was everyone so taken by the Tablet of Destinies? What does his story tell us about the Mesopotamian relationship to the world?
2:59 who is Anzu?
4:28 Anzu’s story
12:00 the Tablet of Destinies
15:59 how Ninurta defeated Anzu
17:30 the different Anzus
26:35 what’s new?
University staff page: https://www.phil.uni-wuerzburg.de/altorientalistik/team/shehata/
e-lecture by Dahlia, 30th November, on “Narrated time and space in Mesopotamian Combat Myths”, including Anzu: http://banealcane.org/lcane/events/
Introduction in Arabic
Music by Ruba Hillawi