ATRA-HASIS - VIDEO
Video of Atrahasis, consisting of a play reading, stop motion paper craft, and 'teaching inserts' referencing commentary text nearby.
This example is: “Connected” by singer-songwriter Luke Dick, from his album Abraço(iTunes) — a heartening homage to our shared stardust, featuring papercraft by artist Benjamin Wright Coleman.
Cast of characters, in order of appearance:
IGIGI - lesser gods of heaven created to do work on earth
Nusku - chief temple personnel to Enlil
Enki - High god of the watery deep (Apsu) and personal god to
Nintu / Belet-ili - the divine midwife or womb goddess
Kalkal - gate-keeper of Enlil's temple
Ilawela - an IGIGI god who had intelligence, killed to make man
Namtara - god of plagues and disease
Adad - the god of rain and storms
The English version of Atrahasis is modified and stylized for format, flow, plot, and poetics by Ingrid E. Lilly, in consultation of the primary text and in conversation with Bill T. Arnold and Bryan E. Beyer, Readings from the Ancient Near East (Grand Rapids, Mich: Baker Academic, 2002), 21-31; and Michael D. Coogan, Ancient Near Eastern Texts, (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013), 44-48; Stephanie Dalley, Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000), 9-35; as well as Tikva Frymer-Kensky's course excerpts.