Hittite Cult Inventories

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Citatio: M. Cammarosano (ed.), hethiter.net/: CTH 528.105 (INTR 2020-09-02)

Cult inventory

(CTH 528.105)

Textual tradition



KUB 42.105


+ KUB 54.45


+ unpublished

Bo 6572

Basis of the edition

The present edition is based on the photographs available at the Mainzer Photoarchiv of the Hethitologie Portal Mainz, as well as the available hand-copies and relevant secondary literature up to 2019. When the original manuscripts have been collated, this is noted in the commentary. The transliteration of the unpublished fragment Bo 6572 is included by kind permission of Cem Karasu.


This large fragment contains the inventory of several towns which are located in the central districts, among them Ḫišurla, Ištuḫila, Taškuriya, Zilalimuna, and Mizzuwa. The town Ḫišurla seems to have been a cult center of some importance and is located somewhere between Taḫurpa and Katapa (Kryszeń 2016: 221-24, with an appropriate note on the question of the internal geographical cohereny of this inventory in fn. 555); Ištuḫila belongs to the local cluster of Katapa as well (ibidem 224-26). As usual, the text is organized in sections and paragraphs. Most frequently, a section consists of two paragraphs. The first one begins with the name of the inventoried town and then lists the gods and the offerings for the autumn festival, whereas the second one is devoted to the spring festival and concludes by listing the “total” of the offerings and the people responsible for their supply. Exceptions to this pattern are found in those sections which consist of a single paragraph (Mizzuwa, §28) or of three paragraphs (Zilalimuna, §§21-23; unknown town, §§24-27, including a “thunder festival”). Among the attested gods, the “Queen” of the respective towns stands out; noteworthy is the appearance of Kubaba besides the Stag god in the town of Zilalimuna (A3 iii 4′; for Kubaba in Hittite Anatolia and her relation to DKAL, see Hutter 2017).

Palaeography and orthography: Late QA (iv 24′). Note the spellings BAL-ta-i (A3 ii 4′), ḫu-u-wa-za zé-ta-za (A3 ii 5′).

A3 ii 4′: Note the spelling BAL-ta-i.

iii 12′: Note the specification according to which “the wheat, however, is (that) of the pithos.”

iii 15′/2′: Note the presence of the enclitic pronoun, an important clue as for how the syntax of the text was perceived.

iii 27′/14′: Cf. iii 12′.

iv 12′: Cf. iv 18′.

iv 24′: For this spelling of the goddess Kattaḫḫa, see van Gessel 1998: 228.

CC BY-SA 4.0 Michele Cammarosano | Produced as part of the research project Critical edition, digital publication, and systematic analysis of the Hittite cult-inventories (CTH 501-530), funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) – project number 298302760, 2016–2020.

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