Middle East is often called the "cradle of civilization".
It was here that written language was invented, crop farming
first began and a settled organized way of life originated.
The area gave birth to religions such as Judaism, Islam,
Christianity and Zoroastrianism. All of these have their
foundations in the ancient Sumerian mythology.
stories relate how the Gods and Goddesses created the first
humans, how they were banished from their paradise upon
earning the wrath of the God Enlil, who was later to become
Marduk for the Babylonians, El Elyon or El Shaddai to the
Canaanites, and Yahweh or Jehovah to the Israelites.