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Assyro-Babylonian Mythology FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about the pantheon, cosmology, and history of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians. These people lived from about 4000 years ago to about 2500 years ago primarily in what is now northern and central Iraq.

This FAQ about the pantheon, cosmology, and history of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians was compiled and written by Christopher B. Siren cbsiren@hopper.unh.edu with numerous contributions by others.

-01 Overview (including regional history) (Assyro-Babylonian Mythology)
First, some definitions: Mesopotamia, in general, refers to the ...
-02 So these guys were just like the Sumerian Deities right? (Assyro-Babylonian Mythology)
Well some of them were mostly like the Sumerian Deities, but as ...
-03 The Older (genealogical) Gods (gods and the heroes of the Babylonians)
Apsu - the underworld ocean, masculine. The begetter of the skies ...
-04 p1 The Anunnaki, Igigi, and the Younger Gods (gods and the heroes of the Babylonians)
Ellil (Enlil) - Sumerian for wind/storm-god. Initially the leader ...
-05 p2 The Anunnaki, Igigi, and the Younger Gods (gods and the heroes of the Babylonians)
Shamash (Babbar, Utu) - the sun god, the son of Sin and Ningal. He ...
-06 p3 The Anunnaki, Igigi, and the Younger Gods (gods and the heroes of the Babylonians)
Marduk - son of Ea and Dumkina. He supplants the other Babylonian ...
-07 The Anunnaki and other chthonic deities and demons (gods and the heroes of the Babylonians)
Ereshkigal (Allatu) - the supreme goddess of the underworld. ...
-08 Demigods, heroes, and monsters (gods and the heroes of the Babylonians)
Adapa (Uan) - the first of the seven antediluvian sages who were ...
-09 What about the Underworld and Heaven and all that? (Assyro-Babylonian Mythology)
-10 Hey! I read that Cthulhu is really some Babylonian or Sumerian god, how come he's not there under Kutu? (Assyro-Babylonian Mythology)
-11 So, in AD&D, Tiamat is this five-headed evil dragon, but they got her from the Enumma Elish, right? What about her counterpart, Bahamut? (Assyro-Babylonian Mythology)
-12 Where did you get this info and where can I find out more? (Assyro-Babylonian Mythology)









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