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A CCORDING to the Sumerian conception the earth as a WORLD-EDIFICE consisted of THREE PARTS : ( i ) The heavenly ocean or AN. (2) The terrestrial ocean or KI. (3) The vj>"\ raqi'a i or LIL, which stands between the AN and KI. These three parts were assigned to the first triad or raht of the Sumerian pantheon, i. e., to Anu, Ea, Bel. To these as such belongs the world-edifice. As there existed a heavenly and a terrestrial ocean, so the'LIL or ypT was considered also under a double aspect: (a) Asdoi:10.5840/monist190213126 fatcat:xbislwrkqjgxjjrnto2xb2xeji