The Epic of Ninsun and Sumuqan

The Epic of Ninsun and Sumuqan

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Social studies: Myth/Comic project

Storyboard Text

  • Beginning slide 1
  • Beginning slide 2
  • Middle slide 1
  • Long ago, the great god Ellil created a beautiful city. The city was serene and the civilians were kind to one another. Within this city, there were two inseparable friends. Their names were Ninsun and Sumuqan.
  • Middle slide 2
  • Out of nowhere, Sumuqan stole one of Nisun's belongings.  Ninsun turned her back on Sumuqan, this caused him to grow more and more upset. They argued  everyday and agreed to never  speak again.
  • Ending slide 1
  • Ellil noticed the commotion and was angered at the sight of his work being disrupted. He quickly told the dangerous god, Nergal, to teach his city a lesson of respect and unity.
  • Ending slide 2
  • The happy faces of the civilians slowly twisted into frowns as multiple people fell ill after being infected by the plague. Loved ones began to pass away and the city was drained of all hope. Ninsun and Sumuqan slowly began to panic, terrified by Nergal's curse.
  • The two old friends sadly watched as families mourned their losses. Ninsun forgave Sumuqan and they promised to remain as friends until their last breaths.
  • Ellil realized that his plan had worked and Nergal got rid of the sickness. The city was happy yet again and although some did not survive, Ninsun and Sumuqan realized that forgivness and friendship was the source of true peace and happiness.
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