Notice: Payments for answers will end 4/10/2017. Click for more info.
You have new items in your feed. Click to view.
Question and answer
Q: Artisans were important in Sumerian society because a. they were born into nobility. c. they were the craftsmen responsible for creating trade goods. b. they were the tradesmen or merchants of
society. d. kings were chosen from among the artisan class.
A: Sumerian Values and Beliefs The Sumerians of the ancient world were a highly influential and fascinating people. They were pioneers and visionaries. [ [ [ Their participation in the development of early civilization led to a system of values and beliefs that set them apart from all other ancient cultures. In the aspects of religion, law and education they were particularly distinct.
The Sumerian religion was not a happy one. There was no shining golden afterlife, only pain and suffering in Kur. Cosmically located between the earth's crust and the primeval sea, and incredibly similar in description to the Greek Hades. It is in Kur that the first resurrection story takes place. An idea that reappears in later religions, but this account is most assuredly Sumerian. The story is of Inanna, a goddess seeking to hold sway in both the "Great Above" and "Great Below". One uniquely Sumerian aspect of her descent in to the netherworld is that, along with her jewels and finery, she gathers divine laws in preparation for the journey. This shows the underworld to be a place still governed by a strict law code. Even in death, Sumerians could not escape the law. This coincides with the Sumerian belief in the inherently evil nature of man, in that even after death men still require laws they must adhere to. Another facet of Sumerian religion, that is unique to their culture is the absolute inferiority of men to their gods. In most other religions of the region the faithful believer is generally afforded some comfort upon death, though not necessarily equally applied to all those who practice it. Beginning with the Sumerian creation story man is never seen as able of attaining any sort of paradise. The Sumerian paradise, similar to the Hebrew Eden, was never a place where men dwelled. Only the immortal could dwell in paradise, never mortal men. Another effect of the Sumerian belief that men were born evil and would remain so. No salvation, or even an original divine state exists in Sumerian religion. ] ] ]
kirkus92|Points 80|
Question
Asked 12/3/2012 3:37:50 PM
0 Answers/Comments
Get an answer
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
26,578,410 questions answered
Popular Conversations
6. Solve the equation. Show your work. Check your answer. 3x – 7 = 5x ...
Weegy: 3x – 7 = 5x + 19 , 3x - 5x = 19+7, -2x = 26, - x=26/2, x=-13
1/10/2018 8:46:51 AM| 3 Answers
9/11= /22
Weegy: Multiply the numerator of the first fraction by the denominator of the second fraction. Set this equal to the ...
1/10/2018 4:50:25 PM| 3 Answers
Simplify this expression: 19 – (–8) – (–14) = ? A. 25 ...
Weegy: 19 ? (?8) ? (?14)
1/15/2018 10:29:20 PM| 2 Answers
Cells are the basic of our bodies.
Weegy: Cells are the basic of our bodies. TRUE
1/10/2018 7:36:07 AM| 2 Answers
An informal meeting with a person who works in a career that ...
Weegy: An informal meeting with a person who works in a career that interests you is known as a Informational ...
1/10/2018 11:01:28 AM| 2 Answers
Which unit do astronomers use for angular ...
1/18/2018 7:10:19 PM| 2 Answers
Which of the following is an example of a long-term climatic change? ...
Weegy: Ice age is an example of a long-term climatic change. User: In what times of year are tropical cyclones most ...
1/18/2018 8:30:25 PM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
L
R
Points 557 [Total 849] Ratings 1 Comments 547 Invitations 0 Online
S
L
Points 96 [Total 4547] Ratings 0 Comments 36 Invitations 6 Online
S
P
L
P
Points 65 [Total 183] Ratings 0 Comments 65 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 17 [Total 17] Ratings 0 Comments 17 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 10 [Total 10] Ratings 0 Comments 0 Invitations 1 Offline
S
Points 10 [Total 10] Ratings 1 Comments 0 Invitations 0 Offline
S
P
Points 5 [Total 44] Ratings 0 Comments 5 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 3 [Total 3] Ratings 0 Comments 3 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 2 [Total 2] Ratings 0 Comments 2 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 1 [Total 2] Ratings 0 Comments 1 Invitations 0 Offline
* Excludes moderators and previous
winners (Include)
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | © Purple Inc.