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God Name and Meaning

List of Gods : "Sumerian"
NameOriginDescription
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: 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.
God 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
God 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
God Name: Apsu Akkadian Aka abzu or engur, the name for the mythological underground freshwater ocean in Sumerian and Akkadian mythology.
God 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.
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: Enlil Sumeria God of air and weather. One of four Sumerian creating gods. Sumeria
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: Ezinu Sumerian The Sumerian goddess of grain.
God Name: Gestinanna Sumerian An oracular Goddess and an interpreter of dreams. Also fond of sheep. Sumerian
God Name: Gidim Sumerian The spirits of the dead, living in the Netherworld. Sumerian
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: Gubarra Sumerian Fire goddess. Sumerian
God Name: Hanis Sumerian A small-time god who, along with Sullat will escort Adad when he brings the flood. Sumerian
God 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.
God 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
God Name: Ismud Sumerian The visier of Enki, whose secrets he kept. Sumerian
God Name: Mulliltu Sumerian The consort goddess of Enlil. Sumerian
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: 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.
God 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: Tammuz Shumerian A Sumerian shepherd-god
God Name: Tiamat Babylonian The primordial mother goddess in Babylonian and Sumerian mythology, and a central figure in the Enuma Elish creation epic.
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.