“Mis pi” -“Pit pi” Rituals and The Human-God Affinity in Ancient Mezopotamia
In Ancient Mesopotamia the center of the administration is the temple which has a multiple function in terms of religious and economic life. As we know as well as all other religions, ancient Mesopotamian Religion has many ritual pracitce. While many of them has incantations and protective meaning, perhaps the most interesting of them are the “Mis Pi” ve “Pit Pi” rituals that they perform for the god statues which they made them by hand to turn them in to real gods. The ritual that is made for the hand made god statues to make it gain the
Key Words: Mesopotamia, Religion, Ritual, Mythology, Portrait.