MESOPOTAMIAN MYTHOLOGY PART #2
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
Mesopotamian Mythology Part #2.
The most prominent figures in Mesopotamina Mythology
are as follows a continuation from
To the Mesopotamian peole Enlil was the god of air and
wind. He held the Tablets of Destiny. These tablets gave him power over all
human affairs and over the entire universe. He was known to use disasters of
various types to punish humans for their miss deeds. He had five children with
Ninlil which include Nisaba, Ninurta, Ningirsu, Nerigal, and Nanna.
Ishtar was the goddess of love and fertility to the
Sumero-Bablylonian people. She was one of the daughters of Anu. She was
considered to be an evil woman who was known to kill her lovers in which there
were many. She was a lover to Tammuz, the farm god. After his death, it was told
that she ventured to the underworld to bring him back, but was unsuccessful in
One legend states how Ishtar tried to woe Gilgamesh
into becoming her lover, however, he refused because of the stories he had heard
of her past loves that had ended in death or mutilation at the end of their
relationship. Her father Anu was so angry that he had refused the love of his
daughter that he sent the bull of heaven after Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh had help
from a friend, Enkidu and the bull was killed. However, because of this Anu sent
a disease upon Enkidu, which caused him to suffer and die.
In the beginning, Marduk was only popular with the
Babylonians however; his popularity soon engulfed widespread recognition. He was
known as a fertility god and the god of thunderstorms. He was the son of Ea.
He was the god that led the new gods in a battle
against the old gods, which brought forth the dragons Kingu and Tiamat. Marduk
did defeat the god of Chaos and received the power of supreme god. To create the
sky and the earth, Marduk used the remains of Tiamat and the blood from Kingu
was used in the creation of man.
Nabu was the god knowledge and he was put in charge of
writing to the Babylonians and the Sumerians. He was the son of Marduk.
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