Mylitta

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Mylitta

goddess of fertility. [Babyl. Myth.: Leach, 776]
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So AHw 678, followed by Behrens (with reservations), Enlil und Ninlil, 151 n.
In this study, I submit that the ancient Mesopotamians did have a concept of rape as we understand it and that a better way to interpret the rape of Ninlil is by comparing it with similar episodes in analogous compositions.
Enlil sexually assaults Ninlil, who is consistently referred to as ki-sikil, and impregnates her.
su - ub and it takes place along the river Enlil was sailing upon after having boarded a boat in order to more easily seize Ninlil.
Ninlil's reasons for refusing are given in lines 30-34 and are relevant to the present discussion, since they repeatedly stress how Ninlil is an inappropriate sexual partner:
39) The gravity of Enlil's actions is underlined not only by the fact that Ninlil was a ki-sikil, that is, a young virgin, but also by the fact that according to the text he disobeyed the laws he himself had established for the conmmunity of gods as the leader of that same community (lines 61-62).
30) Nowhere else, however, is defloration regarded as a polluting offense, virginal blood or no, and Enlil's omission could easily have been cured by an order of the court to marry Ninlil.
The associations with Enlil and Ninlil are less explicit.
This is exactly the same action that Enlil and Ninlil perform in similar circumstances.
Nonetheless, repetition of the acclamation draws attention, not only to the Moon-god himself, but also to the parents who engendered him, Enlil and Ninlil.
In both Enlil and Ninlil and Enlil and Sud, agricultural prosperity is shown as ultimately following from the sexual abuse of Ninlil by her husband.
In the light of these myths, Enlil's embracing of Ninlil in the ritual contexts of Shulgi R and Ishme-Dagan I has specific implications.