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List of Gods   : "MesopotamiaSumeria"

NameOriginDescription
Deities name "Abgal" Sumeria Seven wise-men and the attending deities of the god Enki. Sumeria
Spirit name "Abgal/ Apkallu" Sumeria 7 spirits that derived from the the Abzu
Deity name "Absu aka Abziu" Mesopotamia Primordial deity of underground water Mesopotamia / Sumeria
Deity name "Abziu" Sumeria / Mesopotamia The primordial deity of underground water
God name "Amurru" Akkadian Or Martu are also names given in Akkadian and Sumerian texts to the god of the Amorite / Amurru people, often forming part of personal names. He is sometimes called Ilu Amurru. Sometimes described as a 'shepherd', and as a son of the sky-god Anu.
God name "An" Sumeria God of the underworld and chief deity Sumeria
Goddess name "Anat in Mesopotamia" Akkadian In Akkadian the form one would expect ‘Anat to take would be Antu earlier Antum. This would also be the normal femanine form that would be taken by Anu, the Akkadian form of An 'Sky', the Sumerian god of heaven. Antu appears in Akkadian texts mostly as a rather colorless consort of Anu, the mother of Ishtar in the Gilgamesh story, but is also identified with the northwest Semitic goddess ‘Anat of essentially the same name. It is unknown whether this is an equation of two originally separate goddesses whose names happened to fall together or whether ‘Anat's cult spread to Mesopotamia where she came to be worshippped as Anu's spouse because the Mesopotamia form of her name suggested she was a counterpart to Anu.
"Antu" Babylon / Akkadia She is derived from the older Sumeria Ki
Goddess name "Anunit aka Anunitu" Chaldea The Assyrian and Babylonian counterpart to the Sumerian Inanna and to the cognate northwest Semitic goddess Astarte. Anunit, Astarte and Atarsamain are alternative names for Ishtar. Chaldea
Deities name "Anunnaki aka Anunnaku" Babylon Ananaki, a group of Sumerian and Akkadian deities related to, and in some cases overlapping with, the Annuna (the 'Fifty Great Gods') and the Igigi (minor gods). Babylon
"Apsu" Akkadian Aka abzu or engur, the name for the mythological underground freshwater ocean in Sumerian and Akkadian mythology.
God name "Asalluha" Babylon / Akkadia / Sumeria Minor god who acts as a messenger and reporter to Enki. Babylon / Akkadia / Sumeria
Goddess name "Ashnan" Sumeria Goddess of drunkenness, wine and grains Sumeria
Goddess name "Ashnan/ Asnan" Sumeria A goddess of drunkenness, wine & grains
Goddess name "Baba" Sumeria Goddess of healing and fertility. Sumeria
Goddess name "Bau" Sumeria Goddess of fertility, depicted with the head of a dog, and her name means 'bark', 'woof'. Bau was known as the patron deity of Lagash. Sumeria
Goddess name "Bel" Akkadian Bel became especially used of the Babylonian god Marduk and when found in Assyrian and neo-Babylonian personal names or mentioned in inscriptions in Mesoptamian context it can usually be taken as referring to Marduk and no other god. Similarly Belit without some disambiguation mostly refers to Bel Marduk's spouse Sarpanit. However Marduk's mother, the Sumerian goddess called Ninhursag, Ningal and Ninmah and other names in Sumerian, was often known as Belit-ili 'Lady of the Gods' in Akkadian.
Goddess name "Damgalnuna" Babylon / Akkadia / Sumeria Mother goddess who whelped Marduk. Babylon / Akkadia / Sumeria
Goddess name "Damkina" Babylon / Akkadia / Sumeria earth mother goddess and consort of Ea. Babylon / Akkadia / Sumeria
God name "Damu" Sumeria God of exorcism. Sumeria
Goddess name "Dazimus" Sumeria Goddess of healing. Sumeria
God name "Dilmun" Sumeria God of fresh water Sumeria
Demon name "Dimme" Sumeria Female demon of fever and and diseases of infants. There were seven evil spirits of this kind, who were apparently regarded as being daughters of Anu, the god of the heavens. Sumeria
God name "Dumuzi" Sumeria A shepherd god & the Jewish Tammuz
Goddess name "Duttur" Sumeria Goddess of ewes. Sumeria
God name "Emes" Sumeria God of vegetation. Sumeria
God name "Enbilulu" Sumerian A river god in charge of the sacred rivers Tigris and Euphrates. He was also the deity of canals, irrigation and farming. Sumerian
God name "Endukugga" Sumeria God of the underworld Sumeria
God name "Endursaga" Mesopotamia Herald god Mesopotamia / Sumeria
God name "Enki aka Ea" Mesopotamia / Sumeria A deity later known as Ea in Babylonian mythology, originally chief God of the city of Eridu. Mesopotamia / Sumeria
God name "Enki/ Ea" Sumeria / Mesopotamia A creator god, water, cunning & fertility
God name "Enkimdu" Sumeria God of canals, ditches, irrigation and sedentary farming. Sumeria
God name "Enlil" Sumeria God of air and weather. One of four Sumerian creating gods. Sumeria
God name "Enmesarra" Mesopotamia / Sumeria / Babylon / Akkadia The god of law
God name "Enmesharra" Sumerian A god of the underworld who often worked with Enbilulu to bring water to the surface of the earth. Sumerian
God name "Ennugi" Sumeria Attendant and throne bearer god. A younger brother of Sin, he was also the god of Irrigation and a canal inspector. Sumeria
God name "Enten" Mesopotamia Fertility god who doubled as Guardian deity of farmers Mesopotamia / Sumeria
Goddess name "Erishkigal" Sumeria A goddess of the underworld
Goddess name "Ezinu" Sumerian The Sumerian goddess of grain.
God name "Galla" Akkadia Minor underworld gods Babylon / Mesopotamia / Akkadia / Sumeria
Goddess name "Gangir" Mesopotamia Goddess Mesopotamia / Sumeria
Goddess name "Gangir/ Hegir-Nuna" Mesopotamia / Sumeria A goddess
Goddess name "Gat Um Dug" Babylon / Mesopotamia / Akkadia / Sumeria Ancient earth Mother and goddess of fertility of the Lagash. Babylon / Mesopotamia / Akkadia / Sumeria
Goddess name "Gatumdug/ Gula" Mesopotamia / Sumeria / Babylon / Akkadia A fertility goddess as well as the tutelary goddess of Lagas
God name "Gerra" Mesopotamia / Babylon / Akkadia The god of fire who was the Sumeria god Gibil
God name "Gerra aka Gibil" Mesopotamia / Sumeria God of fire. He lived in the 'House of Awful Radiance,' and taught people to cook food. Mesopotamia / Sumeria
Goddess name "Geshtin-Ana" Mesopotamia / Sumeria Minor goddess who takes Dumuzi's place in the Netherworld for six months every year. Mesopotamia / Sumeria
Goddess name "Gestin-Ana/ Gestianna?" Mesopotamia / Sumeria A minor goddess
Goddess name "Gestinanna" Sumerian An oracular Goddess and an interpreter of dreams. Also fond of sheep. Sumerian
God name "Gestu" Babylon / Mesopotamia / Akkadia / Sumeria Minor god of the intellect whose blood was used in the creation of mankind. Babylon / Mesopotamia / Akkadia / Sumeria
God name "Gibil aka Gerra" Mesopotamia / Sumeria Girra, God of fire. He lived in the 'House of Awful Radiance,' and taught people to cook food. Mesopotamia / Sumeria
God name "Gibil/ Girra/ Girru" Mesopotamia / Sumeria A Fire God
Spirit name "Gidim" Sumerian The spirits of the dead, living in the Netherworld. Sumerian
God name "Gilgames" Sumeria Early historical king of Uruk, who later became and deified and was considered a god of the underworld. Sumeria
God name "Gilgamesh" Greek A demigod of superhuman strength who built a great wall to defend his people from external threats, a sort of Sumerian equivalent to the Greek Heracles.
God name "Girru" Sumeria The god of fire and light and the patron of the arts and the god of civilization. Sumeria
Goddess name "Gubarra" Sumerian Fire goddess. Sumerian
"Gugulanna" Mesopotamia / Sumeria "Great Bull of heaven";. Husband of Ereshkigal, queen of the Netherworld. Mesopotamia / Sumeria
Goddess name "Gula" Babylon / Sumeria Mother goddess of creativity, fire and with the power to inflict / cure disease. Babylon / Sumeria
Goddess name "Gula/ Gula Bau" Babylon / Sumeria A mother goddess of creativity, fire & with the power to inflict / cure disease
Goddess name "Gunura" Sumeria Goddess who had a seat named 'House Pure heaven,' in the Temple at Babil. Sumeria
God name "Hanis" Sumerian A small-time god who, along with Sullat will escort Adad when he brings the flood. Sumerian
God name "Hendursaga" Akkadia God of law Babylon / Mesopotamia / Akkadia / Sumeria
Goddess name "Inana" Mesopotamian / Sumeria A goddess of fertility, of love & war
Goddess name "Inana, Ištar,Ishtar" Akkadian / Sumerian The most important of all Mesopotamian goddesses, and a multi-faceted personality, occurring in cuneiform texts of all periods. The Sumerian name probably means "Lady of heaven";, and the Akkadian name Ishtar is related to the Syrian Astarte and the biblical Ashtaroth is usually considered as a daughter of Anzu, with her cult located in Uruk, but there are other traditions as to her ancestry, and it is probable that these reflect originally different goddesses that were identified with her. Ishtar is the subiect of a cycle of texts describing her love affair and ultimately fatal relationship with Tammuz.
Goddess name "Inanna" Mesopotamia Inana, the original "Holy Virgin," as the Sumerians called her, is the first known divinity associated with the planet Venus. This Sumerian goddess became identified with the Semitic goddesses Ishtar and later Astarte, Egyptian Isis, Greek Aphrodite, Etruscan Turan and the Roman Venus. Mesopotamia
Goddess name "Inanna" Sumeria A goddess of heaven, light, long life, the moon, & war
Goddess name "Innana" Sumeria Goddess of love, procreation, and war Sumeria.
God name "Iskur" Mesopotamia Chief Rain and thunder god Mesopotamia / Sumeria / Iraq
"Ismud" Sumerian The visier of Enki, whose secrets he kept. Sumerian
God name "Istaran" Mesopotamia Tutelary god of the city of Der Mesopotamia / Sumeria
God name "Kabta" Mesopotamia God of bricks Mesopotamia / Sumeria
"Ki" Mesopotamia Chthonic principal, feminine in nature Mesopotamia / Sumeria
"Ki/ Kiki" Mesopotamia / Sumeria A chthonic principal, feminine in nature
God name "Kisar" Akkadia Primordial god / dess Babylon / Mesopotamia / Akkadia / Sumeria
Demon name "Kiskil-lilla" Sumeria Your spirit is blasphemed and this night demon will get you. Sumeria
God name "Kus" Akkadia God of herdsmen Babylon / Mesopotamia / Akkadia / Sumeria
Demon name "Lahama" Sumeria The water condition demons that it belonged to Enki
God name "Lahar" Sumeria Cattle-god sent by Enlil and Enki from heaven to earth in order to make abundant its cattle. He is the brother of Ashnan. Lahar, along with his sister, were created in the creation chamber of the gods so the Annunnaki might have food and clothes. Sumeria
God name "Lugal-Irra" Akkadia Chthonic underworld god Babylon / Mesopotamia / Akkadia / Sumeria
Deity name "Lulal" Sumeria The younger son of Inanna. He was the patron deity of Bad-tibira while his older brother, Shara was located at neighboring Umma. Sumeria
Goddess name "Mami" Sumeria Goddess of drunkenness and midwives Sumeria
Goddess name "Mami/ Mama" Sumeria A goddess of drunkenness & midwives
God name "Manungal" Akkadia Chthonic underworld god Babylon / Mesopotamia / Akkadia / Sumeria
God name "Martu" Sumeria 'He who dwells on the pure mountain' and is sometimes described as a 'shepherd', a son of the sky-god Anu. Sumeria
God name "Me Na/ Ninmenta" Mesopotamia / Sumeria Unknown god
God name "Mes An Du" Akkadia God Babylon / Mesopotamia / Akkadia / Sumeria
God name "Mes Lam Taea" Akkadia God of war but thought to be an aggressive aspect of the chthonic underworld god Nergal Babylon / Mesopotamia / Akkadia / Sumeria
God name "Meslamtaea" Sumeria God, possibly of war Sumeria
"Muati" Mesopotamia / Sumeria Maat is merely the moral expression of Muat in the social world. An individual of this expression is known as a Muati i.e. "One who affirms Reality". The collective body of all Muati individuals have the anthropomorphic reference of Haru, the establisher of Maat. Mesopotamia / Sumeria
Goddess name "Mulliltu" Sumerian The consort goddess of Enlil. Sumerian
"Musdamma" Sumeria The one whose footers once laid down do not sag, whose lasting house once built does not collapse, whose vault reaches to mid-sky like a Rainbow, Musdamma, great builder of Enlil, Enki placed in charge of them. Sumeria
Goddess name "Nammu" Sumeria Goddess of the primeval sea that gave birth to An (heaven) and Ki (earth) and the first gods. Sumeria
Deity name "Nanai" Sumeria Stellar deity Sumeria
God name "Nanna" Sumeria God of the moon. Sumeria
God name "Nanna/ As-im-babbar" Mesopotamia / Sumeria / Iraq A moon god
Goddess name "Nidaba" Sumeria Goddess of fertility, in particular of the date palm and the reed. Sumeria
Goddess name "Nin Ezan [La]/ Gula" Sumeria A goddess of healing
Goddess name "Nin Mar Ki/ Ninmah" Mesopotamia / Sumeria A goddess goddess
God name "Nin Ur/ Ninur" Mesopotamia / Sumeria A god
Goddess name "Nin'insinna" Mesopotamia / Sumeria / Babylon / Akkadian A fertility goddess
Goddess name "Nin-Ezan" Sumeria Goddess of healing. Sumeria
Goddess name "Nin-sar" Sumeria Minor goddess of plants. Sumeria
God name "Ninazu" Sumeria A god of the underworld, and of healing. Sumeria
Planet name "Nindub" Sumeria A Divine architect who was "to build the house in accordance with the Holy Planet she instructed thee." Sumeria
Goddess name "Ningikuga" Sumeria ("Lady of the Pure Reed"). A goddess of reeds and marshes. She was one of the consorts of Enki, by whom she became the mother of Ningal, and the daughter of An and Nammu. Sumeria
God name "Ningilin" Sumeria "Ningilin may at an early date have been confused with a god of magic called Ningirima, who was invoked in spells to drive away snakes." Sumeria
God name "Ningilin/ Ninkilum" Mesopotamia / Sumeria / Babylon / Akkadia A rather obscure god
Deity name "Ningirsu" Sumeria A solar deity. Sumeria
God name "Ningis Zi Da" Mesopotamia / Sumeria / Babylon / Akkadian The god of light coming from harassing & tutelary god ofGudea[Lagas]
God name "Ningishzida" Sumerian An underworld Mesopotamian deity, the patron of Medicine, and also a God of nature. His name in Sumerian means "lord of the good tree". Sumerian
God name "Ningizzida" Sumeria 'Lord of the Tree of Life'. A fertility god sometimes depicted as a serpent with a human head, but later he became a god of healing and magic. The companion of Dumuzi (Tammuz) with whom it stood at the gate of heaven. Sumeria
Goddess name "Ninhursaga" Sumeria Mother divinity and goddess of wild animals, plants and fertility. Sumeria
Goddess name "Ninhursagaa/ Nintu" Mesopotamia / Sumeria / Babylon / Akkadian / Iraq The goddess of the earth and creator of humans, fertility & productivity
God name "Ninkaranunna" Mesopotamia / Sumeria / Babylon / Akkadian A Barber god
Goddess name "Ninkasi" Sumeria Ancient matron goddess of beer. One of the eight children created in order to heal one of the eight wounds that Enki receives. Sumeria
Goddess name "Ninkurra" Sumeria A minor mother goddess. Sumeria
Goddess name "Ninlil" Sumeria "lady of the open field"). After her death, she became the goddess of the air, like Enlil. She may be the Goddess of the South wind referred to in the story of Adapa, as her husband Enlil was associated with northerly Winter storms. Sumeria
Goddess name "Ninmah" Mesopotamia / Sumeria / Babylon / Akkadian A mother goddess
Goddess name "Ninmah aka Ninhursag" Sumeria Was the earth and mother-goddess, one of the seven great deities of Sumer. Sumeria
Goddess name "Ninmena" Mesopotamia / Sumeria A another mother goddess
"Ninmenta" Sumeria Ninmenta was stunned at these words of the Anzu chick. Ninmenta gave out a wail: 'And what about me? These me have not fallen into my hand. I shall not exercise their lordship. I shall not live like him in the shrine, in the abzu.' Father Enki in the abzu knew what had been said. Sumeria
Goddess name "Ninsikil" Origin A tutelary goddess of Dilmun, the place of assembly of the gods, their meeting place and, so far as the Sumerians were concerned, the place of their origin. Her name means the pure queen.
Goddess name "Ninsubar" Sumeria Messenger goddess not to be consused with the goddess Inana. Sumeria
Goddess name "Ninsun" Akkadia Mother of Gilgamesh and the wild bull Dumuzi, and wife of Lugalbands. A goddess of Gudea, Babylon, Mesopotamia, Akkadia and Sumeria. Aka, "Rimat-Ninsun", the "august cow";, the "Wild cow of the Enclosure", and "The Great queen.
Goddess name "Ninsun[a]" Mesopotamia / Sumeria / Babylon / Akkadian A cow goddess that was the tutelary goddess of Gudea
Goddess name "Ninsuna" Sumeria The "august cow";, the "Wild cow of the Enclosure", and "The Great queen";. A goddess, best known as the mother of the legendary hero Gilgamesh. In the Epic of Gilgamesh, Ninsun is depicted as a human queen who lives in Uruk with her son as king. Sumeria
Goddess name "Nintinugga/ Gula" Mesopotamia / Sumeria A goddess
Goddess name "Nintu" Sumeria Ninhursag, the earth and mother-goddess, one of the seven great deities of Sumer. She is principally a fertility goddesses. Sumeria
God name "Nintura" Akkadia God of thunderstorms and the plow Babylon / Mesopotamia / Akkadia / Sumeria
Deity name "Ninurta" Sumeria The deity in charge of the violent and destructive south wind
Deities name "Ninurta" Sumeria Worshipped as part of a triad of deities including his father Enlil and his mother Ninlil. Ninurta often appears holding a bow and arrow and a mace named Sharur to which he speaks when attacking the monster Imdugud, and which answers back. Sumeria
Goddess name "Nissaba" Sumeria Nisaba or Nidaba, goddess of fertility, in particular of the date palm and the reed. In Assyrian times, she came to be regarded as the goddess of writing, learning and astrology. Sumeria
God name "Nu Mus Da" Mesopotamia Tutelary god of a lost city of Kazullu Mesopotamia / Sumeria
Goddess name "Nunbarsegunu" Sumerian An alternate name for the Goddess Nisaba, mother of Ninlil, the Sumerian goddess of fertility, in particular of the date palm and the reed. Sumerian
God name "Pa-bil-sag" Mesopotamia / Sumeria / Babylon / Akkadia The tutelary god of Isin
"Qudsu" W Sumeria the personification of holiness
Goddess name "Sadarnuna" Sumeria Goddess of the new moon. Sumeria
God name "Sakkan" Sumeria The god of animal husbandry and the fecundity of cattle. Sumeria
Goddess name "Sarrahitu" Akkadia Goddess of fertility who started out being Tutelary goddess of the city of Su-Sin Babylon / Mesopotamia / Akkadia / Sumeria
Goddess name "Sarrahitu/ Sarra Itu" Mesopotamia / Sumeria / Babylon / Akkadia A fertility goddess that started out being the tutelary goddess of the city of Su-Sin
Goddess name "Serida" Mesopotamia Mother goddess Mesopotamia / Sumeria
Goddess name "Siduri" Sumeria Minor goddess of happiness, merriment, wine making, brewing and of wisdom Sumeria
Goddess name "Sirtur" Akkadia Goddess of sheep Babylon / Mesopotamia / Akkadia / Sumeria
Planet name "Sul-Pa-e The" Sumeria Astral and fertility god, a personification of the planet Jupiter Sumeria / Mia
God name "Sul-utula" Mesopotamia Rather personal tutelary god Mesopotamia / Sumeria
Goddess name "Sulsaga" Sumeria Astral goddess Sumeria
God name "Sumugan" Mesopotamia God of the River plains Mesopotamia / Sumeria
God name "Tammuz" Shumerian A Sumerian shepherd-god
God name "Tammuz" Sumeria A god of Agriculture
Goddess name "Tiamat" Babylonian The primordial mother goddess in Babylonian and Sumerian mythology, and a central figure in the Enuma Elish creation epic.
Goddess name "Uras" Sumeria Urash, a goddess of earth, and one of the consorts of the sky god An. She is the mother of the goddess Nininsinna. Sumeria
God name "Utnapishtim" Sumerian Utnapishtim is the wise king of the Sumerian city state of Shuruppak who, along with his wife, survived a great flood sent by Enlil to drown every living thing on earth. Utnapishtim was secretly warned by the water god Ea of Enlil's planned and constructed a great boat or ark to save himself, his family and representatives of each species of animal.
Goddess name "Uttu" Sumeria The goddess of weaving and clothing. Sumeria
God name "Utu" Sumeria God of the Sun and justice who rules the fate of the dead. Sumeria