Epic of Atrahasis is a Creation, Flood myth originating from the Babylonian belief system. The oldest attested artifact in our index that contains this myth was likely created around 1750 BCE. The main deity depicted in this myth is likely Atra-Hasīs. Others include An, Enlil, and Ninurta.
"Atrahasis" is a composite English translation of the Epic of Atrahasis creation and flood myth. It was likely created by Ipiq-Aya in ca. 1700 BCE; and, it was translated by Stephanie M. Dalley. Dalley's version is a mixture of the Old Babylonian and Standard Babylonian versions, owing largely to the lacunae (gaps) in the original artifacts.
The attested date for the myth named 'Epic of Atrahasis' is derived from the oldest artifact we have: BM 78941. The creation date for this artifact is a range because the exact date is unknown. We derived this from the source(s) listed below:
Lambert, Wilfred G., and Alan R. Millard. Cuneiform Texts From Babylonian Tablets in the British Museum. Part XLVI: Babylonian Literary Texts. Vol. 46. London, England: The Trustees of the British Museum, 1965.
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