MESOPOTAMIAN MYTHOLOGY PART #3
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
Mesopotamian Mythology Part #3.
The most prominent figures in Mesopotamina Mythology
are as follows a continuation from
part #1 and
part # 2.
Ninmah was along with Nammu the creator of mankind. She
was the mother goddess to both the Akkadians and the Sumerians. As records state
she gave birth to seven humans that were deformed.
Ningizzida was the Babylonian god of fertility. He was a
serpent with the head of a human. He became known throughout history as a
magical god of healing.
The Scorpion Men were the sons of Tiamat by Babylonian
mythology. They were giant warriors with the body of man from the waist up with
the tails of scorpions. They guarded the sun god Shamash with bow and arrows
along with their mighty tails.
Shamash was known to be the Sun God and the god of Law.
The Semites revered Shamash also as a warrior and the god of Wisdom. It was
believed he was the brother and husband to Ishtar.
Sin was known as the chief astral deity of the
Mesopotamian religion. He was to the Sumerian people the god of the moon. His
parents were Enlil and Ninlil. His children were Ishtar and Utu-Shamash. He was
in control of all the season and was known to be the god of vegitation in some
cultures. He is also in the triad of Mesopotamian gods along with Shamash and
Tiamat was a huge dragon, which represented Chaos and the
saltwater ocean. His union with Apsu, sweet water, became the mother of the good
and of all existence.
Zu has a half-man, half-bird thunder demon that stole the
Tablets of Destiny from Enlil in the Sumero-Akkadian mythology. One legend
claims that Marduk killed the demon, while another believes Ninurta killed it
with an arrow.
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