The Marriage of Martu

In this story the god Ninurta faces his destiny. Ninurta was worshipped by the ancient Mesopotamians as a god of the thunderstorm, a god of agriculture, and above all as a god of war. June Peters tells how Ninurta fought against an army of stone warriors led by the monstrous Asag. He then created mountains from the defeated stones and, as a beneficient deity of agricuture, made it possible for cultivation to begin. This recording of the story was first published in 2001 on a CD produced by Purple Patch Records Ltd. [20:01]

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