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MESOPOTAMIAN MYTHOLOGY PART #2
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Mesopotamian Mythology Part #2.

The most prominent figures in Mesopotamina Mythology are as follows a continuation from part #1

Enlil
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
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 her endeavors.

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.

Marduk
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
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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