Hittite Cult Inventories

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Citatio: M. Cammarosano (ed.), hethiter.net/: CTH 528.97 (INTR 2020-04-17)

Cult inventory

(CTH 528.97)

Textual tradition



KUB 17.37

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.


This fragment treats the cult of the “Queens” of Ḫišurla, a town which is located in the Hittite heartland between Taḫurpa and Katapa (Kryszeń 2016: 223), and of Ištuḫila. In rev. 8′ the Storm god of Ḫišula(-) is mentioned, a town unattested elsewhere. The quite detailed descriptions of festivals present interesting variants in the formulation in respect to the standard wording.

Palaeography and orthography: Note the peculiar spelling zé-an (i 10′).

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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