What Are the Myths of Babylon? - Definition & Significance


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The Babylonian creation myth is compiled in the writings of the _____.

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1. Why did Apsu decide to kill his offspring?

2. The Babylonian creation myth is believed to have been written during the time of _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions in this quiz and worksheet combination cover information about the Babylonian creation myth including the writings that contain the Babylonians' myths.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test your knowledge of key figures, such as:

  • Marduk
  • Apsu
  • Hammurabi
  • Tiamat

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Ancient Babylon's creation myth
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding where the Babylonian creation myth be found
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the Babylonian belief system

Additional Learning

Go through the lesson titled What are the Myths of Babylon?- Definition & Significance for more on this subject and to enhance your learning through these objectives:

  • Identify the period in which the creation myth is believed to have been written
  • Understand the early part of the myth concerning Apsu and Tiamat
  • Recognize the conflict between Tiamat and Ea and Marduk
  • Know how the myth relates the creation of humans