(MUNUS.)LUGAL-UT-TUM-ma-kán an-da KAxU-az me-mi-an-zi
Analisi di alcune azioni rituali per la regalità in CTH 479.2.1
Keywords:Kingship, Queenship, Purification ritual, Kizzuwatna, royal couple
The aim of this paper is to highlight some of the peculiarities and problems of interpretation that emerge from the analysis of the rites which are described within the text of the tablet listed under the number 479.2.1 of the Catalogue des Textes Hittites. This text preserves the so called “Kizzuwatna ritual”, which concerns the purification of the Hittite royal couple. In this paper I will discuss: the uzianza rite, the locations in which the ritual took place (lack of knowledge of which has hitherto created difficulties in understanding the ritual’s execution); the use within this text and in other texts of the term UNŪTU for which a new translation is suggested, and finally a ritual action, described as (MUNUS.)LUGAL-UT-TUM-ma-kán an-da KAxU-az me-mi-an-zi, which uniquely appears in two paragraphs of the uzianza offering cycle.
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