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Title: À propos du culte des ancêtres
Subtitle: Un aspect de la notion de l'âme ches les Hittites
Author(s): KAPEŁUŚ, Magdalena
Journal: Bibliotheca Orientalis
Volume: 67 Issue: 3-4 Date: 2010
Although the Hittites saw body (tuekka-/NÍ.TE) and soul (istanza(n)-/ZI) as different, and the soul as immaterial, several ritual texts describe the soul of a deity as consisting of gold or other precious materials. These passages are treated in order to explore the Hittite notion of the soul.