::Babylonian religion


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Babylonian religion is the religious practice of Babylonia. Babylonian mythology was greatly influenced by their Sumerian counterparts, and was written on clay tablets inscribed with the cuneiform script derived from Sumerian cuneiform. The myths were usually either written in Sumerian or Akkadian. Some Babylonian texts were translations into Akkadian from the Sumerian language of earlier texts, although the names of some deities were changed in Babylonian texts.

Many of the stories of the Tanakh are believed to have been based on, influenced by, or inspired by the legendary mythological past of the Near East.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Babylonian religion sections
Intro  Mythology and cosmology  Religious festivals  Importance of idols  Influence on Abrahamic religions  See also  References  Further reading  

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