Dictionary of the Gods
AAH: The Moon God. I notice that the moon is male here just as it is in Sumer and Babylon. Aah is
egyptian for Moon.
AMON-RE: This is Re as the “Invisible God”. He seems to be all of the Egptian Gods combined into one
unified god-head, and was not outwardly worshipped. It simply shows that the Egyptians knew that All
was part of one underlying Unity.
AMMUT: The Eater of the Dead. This is the monster that sits within the judgment chamber and
devoures those who do not pass the trial. He has the head of a crocodile, the forebody of a leapord,
and the hindquarters of a hippopotamus.
ANUBIS: This jackle-headed god is the one who comes to you at death and guides you through the
darkness to the judgment chamber. Messenger of the gods.
Son of Osirus and Nephthys. Guardian of the tombs.
APIS BULL, THE: God of lust and desire for life.
APOPHIS (ZET): This myth is not really a creation myth, but the energies it involves are the same. It
resembles the stories of Lotan, Zu, Asag, and Leviathan. Actually, it is the idea of the day (Re)
defeating the night (Typhon). It is also the new year defeating the old. In either case, it is an “Order
from Chaos” type story. Typhon is a serpent god who is an enemy of Re.
Re sends the gods to slay him. They are, of course, successful. In one version of the myth, Seth
himsself is the one to kill Apophis each day (which is strange as Seth and Apophis seem to be the same
AROUERIS (Horus the Elder): See Horus the Elder.
ATEN (Amon-Re-Harakhti): This God was worshipped by Akhenaten as the “One True God”. He had only
a brief worship; Akhenaten was not liked for his break from the Atum-Re (see below) cult. However,
it would seem that Moses was affected by Akhenaten’s ideas as he (Moses) studied the Egyptian
mysteries. It seems Aten is the forerunner of Yahweh. Aten is Egyptian for Sun.
ATUM-RE: This is Re as he emerged out of the Nun (Primordial Sea), appointed the Ogdoad (see
below) to their proper places in the Heavens, and single-handedly created all in existance. Also, Re is
told to have seperated the lovers Geb and Nuit from their lovemaking, setting Nuit as the Sky and Geb
as the Earth.
AURAMOOUTH: Daughter of Nuit. Sky-goddess of Water.
BAST: A cat Goddess, and a cat-headed deity. Goddess of occultism and magick.
GEB: This is the Earth God, with Nuit as the Sky Goddess. Thier union brought forth Isis and Osirus,
Seth and Nephthys, and Horus the Elder.
HAPI: God of the Nile, and a protection deity of the North, and the small viscerae of the deceased.
Son of Horus (see Mestha, Tuamautef, and Qubhsennuf).
HATHOR: This Goddess is a Love/War (Passion) Goddess. She is the Eye of Re (i.e the Sun itself)
whome, when angry, even the Gods fear. She can take the form of a Cow or Cat. She also comes to
new-born children, in the form of Seven Women, to tell them their destinies.
HORUS THE ELDER (Aroueris): Son of Geb and Nuit, He is a Cosmic Being who’s right eye is the Sun and
who’s left eye is the Moon. If Seth was origonally the New Moon (see Seth), then the story of Seth
removing Horus’ eye may well be a story of a solar eclipse.
HORUS THE YOUNGER (Heru): The hawk-headed god is the son of Isis and the newly resurected Osirus.
He removed Seth from the Throne of Egypt and ruled as successor to his father. He is also the one
who leads the soul before Osirus upon passing the Weighing of the Heart. In the battle against Seth,
Horus lost an eye and later regained it. This gives us the symbol of the Eye of Horus (see Horus the
HU: He and his partner Sia are two aspects of the Creative Power of the Gods.
ISIS (Au-Seth): Wife/sister of Osirus. Goddess of Magick and Healing. She is also much like
Ishtar/Innana. (See Osirus). The Egyptian Goddess-force.
KHNUM: Created Man on a potters wheel.
KHONSU: Son of Amon and Mut.
MAAT: Goddess of Truth and Justice. Wife of Thoth. She existed before the birth of the gods. (See
Hokhmah of the Hebrews). Her symbol is the feather that can be seen on the Judgment Scale.
MESTHA: A god of Protection of the South, and the stomach and large intestines of the deceased. Son
of Horus (see Hapi, Tuamautef, and Qebhsennuf).
MIN: A fertility God.
MUT: Amon’s wife. Keep in mind that Amon was fused with Re, and was not the same Deity to begin
NEITH: Sky goddess of War and Fire.
NEKHBET: Symbolised as a Vulture. Guardian of Upper Egypt (See Ua-Zit).
NEPHTHYS: Goddess of women. Wife of Seth, and the Dark Twin of Isis.
Sister of Osirus. She is also the mother of Anubis.
NUIT: Goddes of Sky and sister/wife of Geb. (See Geb).
NUN: Nun is listed with the Ogdoad. However, I wish to single him out here as it is from him the name
of the Primordial Waters was taken. He is the oldest of the Gods.
OGDOAD, THE: This myth is from the mythos where Atum-Re is the Creator God.
There were eight Ogdoad, four frogs and four snakes, who were the Primordial Waters- the Nun.
Atum-Re arose from the Nun, and appointed the Ogdoad to their proper places in the Heavens (thus,
brought order from chaos). Their names are: Nun and his consort Naunet, Kuk and Kuaket, Huh and
Huahet, and Amon and Amaunet.
OSIRUS (Au-Saur): Osirus was eventually merged with Re and seems to be nearly the same deity in
many aspects (forming a kind of Divine Loop). He is a God Force with Isis as his Goddess Force. Osirus
was probably origonally a fertility god (like Tammuz), but was elevated when associated with Re.
Mythologically, he was origonally a Pharoah who brough civilzation to the people. He is the Egyptian
God-force. As the lord of the Underworld, he is Khent-Amenti. (His real name is Au Sar: “exceeding
PTAH: This god is a parallel myth to the Atum-Re mythos (see above). Ptah is equated with the Nun
(the Egyptian Primordial Waters). In this mythos, Ptah creates Atum-Re and all the other gods, as well
as all in existance. Also, patron god of Architechs.
QEBHSENNUF: A god of Protection of the West, and the liver and gall-bladder of the deceased. Son of
Horus (see Mestha, Hapi, and Tuamautef).
RE: This is the falcon-headed sun god who is born each morning, grows old by the end of the day, and
enters the land of the dead each night. He is Khephira in the morning, Re at midday, and Atum at
SHU: The god of Air and the husband/brother of Tephnuit. Atum-Re fertilized himself and brought this
god, and his wife into existance. Shu and Tephnuit’s union brought forth Geb and Nuit, the Earth and
Sky. Shu was placed, by Re, between Geb and Nuit and he acts as a support to Nuit herself.
SIA: His name means “mind” or “thought”. He is most often paired with Hu, and together they are two
aspects of the Creative Power of the Gods.
SELKIS: Scorpion Goddess.
SETH: This is the brother of Osirus who destroyed him and dismembered his body in order to take his
throne. He is the Dark Serpent aspect of the God. God of drought and storm, Lord of the Red Land
(the desert). In Sanscrit the word “sat” means to destroy by hewing into pieces. In the myth of
Osirus…it was Seth who killed Osirus and cut his body into fourteen pieces. But it may be significant
that the word “set” is also defined as “queen” or “princess” in Egyptian. Au Set, known as Isis by the
Greeks, is defined as “exceeding queen”.
In the myth of the combat Seth tries to mate sexually with Horus; this is usually interpreted as being
an insult. But the most primitive identity of the figure Seth, who is also closely related to the serpent
of darkness known as Zet, and often refered to by classical Greek writers as Typhon, the serpent of
the goddess Gaia, may once have been female, or in some way symbolic of the Goddess religion,
perhaps related to the Goddess Ua Zit, “Great Serpent”, the cobra Goddess of Neolithic times. Lastly,
there is a theory that is pure speculation on Seth’s battle with Horus. First, we look at Horus as a
Solar Deity. Then, we look at Isis as being the Full Moon (as she is the Goddess of Magick). Next, if we
consider that Seth was origonally female, then it is easy (or just convenient) to assign him/her to the
new moon. Put these together, and the story of Seth attempting to mate with Horus, and then taking
his eye, may very well be a story of a solar eclipse (see Horus the Elder).
SOTHIS: Goddess of the dog-star, and of initiation. Isis.
TEPHNUIT: The Goddess of Moisture, wife/sister of Shu. (See Shu).
THOTH: This ibis-headed god is the Scribe of the Gods and the God of Wisdom. He is the Logos, the
Word of Re. He was Self-Created before the Creation. Husband of Maat.
TUAMAUTEF: A god of Protection of the East, and the heart and lungs of the deceased. Son of Horus
(see Mestha, Hapi, and Qebhsennuf).
TUM: It is also a name of Re, usually seen as Atum.
UA ZIT: “Great Serpent” Cobra Goddess, guardian of Lower Egypt (see Nekhbet). (Also see Seth for an
ZET: See Apophis.
ANATH: This was a War Goddess. She is also known for slaying the enimies of her brother Baal much in
the same way Hathor slaughtered much of mankind. After the Defeat of Mavet and Yam, a feast was
thrown for Baal. Anath locked everyone inside, and proceeded to slay everyone (as they had all been
fickle toward Baal with both Mavet and Yam, as well as Ashtar). Baal stopped her and conveinced her
that a reign of peace is what was needed. She also has confronted Mavet and was responsible for
Baal’s liberation from the underworld. She is the twin sister of Marah. Daughter of Asherah.
ARSAY: Daughter of Baal. An underworld Goddess.
ASHERAH: The Mother of the Gods, Qodesh (just like El), Queen of Heaven. She is a goddess of Love
and, as Astarte, a War Goddess. She is also an Earth Goddess. Wife of El. (see El). When the gods
decided to entreat Yam to ease his reign of tyranny, it was Asherah who went to him and even
offered herself. The gods agreed to let her do this, except for Baal who was enraged at the idea. (See
Baal). Asherah is said to have given birth to seventy gods.
ASHTAR: Possibly a male version of Ishtar (Astarte in Canaan), the Venus Star. When Baal was killed
by Mavet, Asherah had Ashtar, her son, placed on the throne. However, Ashtar was not big enough to
fill the position, and resigned. I believe one of his titles is Malik (the King) and other names for him
are Abimilki and Milkilu.
ASTARTE: A Goddess of Passion and Fertility. The Venus Star. She is either a daughter of Asherah, or a
form of Asherah.
BAAL: He is the Canaanite Ruler God (like Marduk). Baal and Yam-Nahar origonally competed for
kingship of the gods. The matter was brought before El, who decided in favour of Yam. Yam then
proceeded with a reign of tyranny over the gods, and none of them felt they had the power to defeat
Yam. So, they sent Asherah to entreat him to lossen his grip. Asherah even offered herself to Yam.
Upon hearing this, Baal was enraged, and decided to defeat Yam. Yam got wind of Baal’s plan and
sent messengers to El with the demand that Baal be delivered to him. El, afraid, agreed. Baal then
taunted the gods for their cowardice and went to face Yam. He had two weapons made, Yagrush
(chaser) and Aymur (driver). He struck Yam on the chest with Yagrush to no avail. Then he struck him
on the forehead with Aymur and fell Yam to the earth. After Yam’s defeat, Baal had a palace built for
himself; closely resembeling the story of Marduk. It also resembles Marduk’s story in that the Primeval
Waters threatened the gods, and the High God and others were afraid to face them, with the
exception of the soon-to-be Ruler God. The Baal epic then continues to describe his fight against
Mavet. Baal is also a Storm God like Marduk, and a fertility god like Tammuz.
Dagon is his father. Baal is the Canaanite God-force (the goddess force seems to be split between
Anath and Asherah). Baal’s proper name is Hadad, relating to his storm-god aspect. Baal is really a
title, meaning “Lord”.
DAGON: A vegitation God (especially corn). Father of Baal.
EL: The Father of the Gods, the Creator of Created Things, The Kindly, Kodesh.
Asherah is his wife. He wears bull horns on his helmet.
GAPN: A messenger of Baal. His name either means Vine or Field. Probably the former.
HADAD: See Baal.
HIRIBI: God of Summer.
HAURON: A God that is related to Ninurta of Mesopotamia and Horus of Egypt.
KOSHAROTH, THE: The Wise Goddesses. These may be somewhat along the lines of the Greek Graces.
As we see them, they are called to set up a Wedding. They are also sometimes symbolized as
sparrows, which indicated fertility. They were Goddesses of childbirth.
KOSHAR: Craftsman of the Gods.
KOSHARTU: Wife of Koshar.
LOTAN: This may be another story like Apophis, Zu, Asag, and Leviathan where it is not an actual
creation story, but still involves the same energies. On the other hand, it may be some kind of
alternate Creation story where Lotan replaces Yam-Nahar. Lotan is a seven headed serpent defeated
by Baal with the help of Mavet.
MARAH: Merciful Goddess of the Waters. Twin sister of Anath. Daughter of Asherah.
MAVET: God of Death and Sterility. His name means Death. A son of El.
After Baal defeated Yam, he then sent a message to Mavet demanding that he keep his domain in the
underworld where he belonged. Mavet was enraged by this and sent a threatening message to Baal,
who was afraid and attempted to flatter his way out of it. This, however, was to no avail and Baal
was forced to face Mavet.
Mavet defeated him and held him in the underworld until Anath tracked him (Mavet) down and
defeated him herself. Mavet did not actually die, as he and Baal had to face off once more seven
years later. Neither defeated the other, but Mavet did give in (at the command of Shapash) and
proclaimed Baal the King of the Gods.
NIKKAL: Consort of Yarikh. (S = Ningal). Goddess of the fruits of the Earth.
Daughter of Hiribi.
RAHMAYA: A goddess impregnated, along with Asherah, by El. The Goddesses then gave birth to the
twin gods Shahar and Shalem, though I don’t know who gave birth to whome.
RESHEPH: Probably a War God. Lord of the Arrow. Has gazel horns on his helmet. He destroys men in
mass by war and plague. He is the porter of the sun Goddess Shepesh (this seems to resemble
Khamael of the Hebrews). He is also called Mekal (Annialator). Related to Nergal of Mesopotamia.
SHAHAR: God of dawn. Either a son of Asherah, or of Rohmaya.
SHALEM: God of Dusk. The Contemplation of Day. Either a son of Asherah, or of Rohmaya.
SHAPASH: Sun Goddess. The Torch of the Gods.
SIN: Moon God.
UGAR: A messenger of Baal. His name either means Vine or Field, probably the latter.
YAM-NAHAR: Yam-Nahar is the Primordial Waters that were defeated by Baal (see Baal and Asherah).
His name means Sea-River. He was origonally more powerful even than El, and ruled as a tyrant over
them. Baal finally rose up against him.
YARIKH: The Moon God.
Babylonian: “S” indicates a parallel in Sumer.
ADAD: A storm, or weather, god. (See Hadad of Canaan).
ADAR: See Ninib ANSHAR: “Whole Heaven” He and his wife, Kishar, are the children of Lamu and
Lahamu. They are said to be the circular Horizons of the sky and earth. Their union brought forth Ea
and Anu. (See Kishar)
ANU: This was the Sky God. S=An ANUNNAKI, THE: The 50 great gods who deside the destiny of man.
ANZU: Deamon who stole the Tablets of Destiny. See Ninurta.
APSU: Tiamat’s first husband, symbolising the Sweet Waters (rivers).
Origonally, he and Tiamat (The Salt Waters of the Sea) were intermingled as one, until he was killed
by Ea for plotting against the younger gods.
ASUSHUNAMIR: Sexless creature created by Ea to descend into the Underworld and charm Ereshkigal
into reviving Ishtar with the Waters of Life. He is Successful. S= Kurgarru, and Kalaturru.
EA (Ia): The Babylonian god of Wisdom and Magick, as well as Earth and Water.
Also called Nudimmud. Also called Enki. Father of Marduk. Atfter he killed Apsu, he built his palace in
the Sweet Waters, and called it Apsu. S=Enki (only he was a ruler god and Water God. Ki was the
Earth Goddess). In Babylon, Ea replaces the works of Enlil. H= Yah.
ENLIL: Lord Wind or Lord Air, a storm God. God of Air. S.
ENKI: See Ea.
ERESHKIGAL: Queen of the Underworld. S.
ERRA: Also called Nergal. A god of pestilence and war. Husband of Ereshkigal and King of the
Underworld. See Nergal.
GAD: A god of luck and fortune related to the sign of Aries. (There most definately must be link
between this god and the Hebrew tribe of Gad, also related to Aries).
GIBIL: A fire god invoked, with two others, against black magick. (See Gira and Nusku)
GIRA: A fire god invoked, with two others, against black magick. (See Gibil and Nusku)
ISHTAR: Wife of Tammuz, Queen of Heavaen. (see Tammuz). She is a Goddess of Love and War. The
Venus Star. The Babylonian Goddess-force. S= Inanna.
KI: Earth Goddess, sister/wife of An. Later, mother/wife of Enlil. S.
KISHAR: “Whole Earth” Wife/sister of Anshar. (See Anshar).
LAMU: He and his wife Lahamu are said to be the silt created by the junction of the primeval Waters,
the rivers and sea. They are the Children of Apsu and Tiamat. (see Lahamu).
LAHAMU: Wife/sister of Lamu. (See Lamu).
LAMASHTU: Demoness who steals babies from their mothers. A probable source for much of the
MARDUK: Also known as Bel (The Lord). The son of Ea who defeated Tiamat (because the other gods
were afraid to face her), thus destroying Chaos and reigning in Order. He was appointed High God
because of this, and he took the Tablets of Destiny from Qingu. He is the Hero of the Gods, and also a
storm deity. The story of Marduk is very similar to Baal. Marduk had no real place among the gods
until he agreed to defeat Tiamat. Baal, likewise, had no place among the gods until he defeated Yam,
and then he had a palace built for himself. S=Nunurta (not a direct relation, but this is probably
where Marduk came from). Marduk and his son, Nabu, are, in part, solar deities much like Osirus and
Seth. For an explanation, see Nabu. Marduk is related to Jupiter, therefore making him a Wandering
MUMMU: This is Apsu’s vizier, who was captured by Ea. He symbolised mist and fog. This also happens
to be a Name of Marduk.
NABU: Son of Marduk. God of Scribal Art and Wisdom. Marduk is the Lord of the Waxing Year, and his
son is the Lord of the Waning Year. I don’t know of any mythology dealing with a defeat of Marduk,
especially by Nabu. However, there is a ritual involving both of them that embodies the Solar Cycle.
At Midsummer (Litha), two minor Goddesses (otherwise known as th hairdressers of Marduk’s wife,
Sarpanitum[?] ) would go in solomn procession from the Temple of Marduk (The Dayhouse) to the
Temple of Nabu (The Nighthouse). At Midwinter (Yule), the two Goddesses would return to the
Dayhouse. He is associated with Mercury and is said to be the god of Science, and the guardian of the
gods. He supposedly appears as an old man, long of beard, with a crown of one hundred horns, and a
long robe. He is one of the Wandering Gods.
NAMTAR: Ereshkigal’s Messenger. Fate. In charge of 60 diseases he can set loose on mankind. S= Neti?
NERGAL: King of the Underwold. God of Pestilence. God of War. Nergal refused to bow down before a
vizzier of Ereshkigal when he appeared to accept a gift of food from Anu, who was hosting a banquet
for the gods (Ereshkigal could not come into Heaven to join them). For Nergal’s disrespect, Ereshkigal
demanded he be delivered to her to be killed. Ultimately, he slaughtered his way into the Underworld
and laughed at reshkigal and her wish to kill him. Anu also gave him command of the Sebitti to
accomplish this. He dragged her from her throne and was going to kill her, but she caused him to fall
in love with her and he married her instead. He is a god of War and related to Mars as one of the
Wandering Gods. S.
NINGIZZIDA: Along with Tammuz, a guard of the gate to Heaven.
NINIB: Also called Adar. He was related to Saturn, and was a god of hunters and of strength;
therefore, making him a Wandering God. He represents the dormant seed, that is the potential life,
within Saturn; rather than the destructive force of Saturn. However, He does partake somewhat of
the destructive forces as He is Lord of the Hunt…that which must die that others may live.
NINURTA: Somehow became Ereshkigal’s husband and, therefore a King of the Underworld. He seems
to be a Persian version of Nergal. See Nergal above.
Also, he rescued the Tablets of Destiny from the deamon Anzu, who had stolen them. S NUSKU: A fire
god invoked, with two others, against black magick. (See Bibil and Gira). A god of light.
QINGU: Tiamat’s son and second husband, who roused her into an attack on Ea.
She gave him the Tablets of Destiny, and set him as the leader of the “demonic”
army she had borne for the purpose of attacking Ea and the other Gods to avenge the death of Apsu.
After Marduk won the battle, he enslaved the rebel gods for a time, until he finally took pity on their
cries of burden. He asked them who their leader had been, so that he may suffer in their place. The
gods readily handed Kingu over to Marduk. Kingu was slain, and his blood was used by ??????
to make man. Man was then used to work where the enslaved gods were set free.
SARPANITUM: Marduk’s consort.
SHAMASH: Sun God and God of Justice. S=Utu. H=Shemesh (there is no difference between this and
Shamash. I use this different spelling to differentiate between the two gods..who are really the same
SIN: Moon God. Born of Enlil and Ninlil. S=Nanna.
TAMMUZ: The Babylonian God-force. Tammuz is a fertility God (see Ishtar).
He also seems to be a guard of the gate to Heaven, along with Ningizzida.
TIAMAT: This is the main goddess of the Primordial Waters, the origonal holder of the Tablets of
Destiny, and she symbolised the Salt waters of the Persian Gulf. She was defeated by Marduk. Note:
Tiamat, as a god-form, does still exist. She can be likened to the Abyss itself (like Asag of Summeria).
She is the universe’s wish to return to Chaos.
ZU: This story paralells those of Lotan, Typhon, Asag, and Leviathan. In this, Zu is a bird-man who, for
some reason, opposes the gods. I have seen one source suggest that he is related to Tiamat’s
daemonic off-spring. In his story, he steals the Tablets of Destiny from Enlil (how Enlil had them,
rather than Marduk, I do not know) and flown away to his mountain. Several gods are called to
retreave them, and all decline the task. Finally, the human Lugalbanda, father of Gilgamesh, takes
the task and slays Zu. Interestingly, there is a hymn that speaks of Marduk as “the god who crushed
the skull of Zu”. Also, in the Babylonian New Year Festival, there is a foot-race that is said to
represent the conquest of Zu by Ninurta (who is the Sumerian God who was probably the model for
ABU: King of plants (see the Eight children of Ki).
AN: An was the Sky or Heaven God. He and his wife Ki are the children of Nammu. An is the creator of
ANUNNAKI, THE: These are the gods created by An, and appointed their positions by Enki. Possibly
they are children of An and Ki. There are also the Seven Anunnaki who are the dreaded judges of the
underworld. I believe there are supposed to be 50 of them in all. The Anunnaki, and some others who
may or may not be Anunnaki, are marked with an “A”. A question mark, or course, indicates
ASAG (KUR): Dragon of the Abyss (or Abzu). Daemon of Disease. Asag was not seperated like Tiamat.
Instead, he lived within the Abyss *after* creation and held back the Primordial Waters from
consuming the Earth. At one point, he kidnapped Ereshkigal, and Enlil went to rescue her. The
outcome of the battle is not known. However, we do know that Enlil is the Lord of the Waters, and
that he built his home on the Sea. On the other hand, Ereshkigal herself, to this day, is the Queen of
the Underworld, as if she remained there. In any case, Asag was not killed for, later, another god
decided to destroy him for reasons unknown.
This was Ninurta (possibly a model for Marduk). (See Ninurta). The story of Ninurta and Asag seem to
parallel the myths of Typhon, Lotan, Zu, and Leviathan.
Note: Asag can be thought of as the Abyss itself. Kur is the name of the Underworld, as well as a
name for this Serpent. Perhaps he is also an Anunnaki, but I doubt it.
ASHNAN: The grain goddess. She was created (along with Lahar) by Enlil and Enki so that the
Anunnunki would have food to eat and cloths to wear. However, the two gods became drunk and
could not perform their duties: it was to remedy this that Man was created. (See Lahar).
BAU: Wife of NInurta (or Ningirsu).
DAZIMUA: Married Ningishzida (see the Eight children of Ki).
DUMUZI: The Sumerian God-force. A sheperd god and fertility god. Husband of Inanna. (see Inanna). It
seems he is an Anunnaki.
EIGHT CHILDREN OF KI, THE: (See Abu, Nintul, Ninsutu, Ninkasi, Nazi, Dazimua, Ninti, Enshagag.) The
Goddess Uttu, in the paradise of Dilmun, had born 8 plants from her union with Enki. He then
proceeded to eat them all. Ki cursed him for this and he became ill. He convinced her to remove her
curse, and she created these eight gods of healing, one for each pain he was having, to cure him.
There is a punning relation between the names of the gods and the names of the body parts they
EMESH: Summer. He and his brother Enten were created by Enlil. (See Enten).
ENBILULU: God in charge of the Tigris and Euphrates.
ENKI: This was the Water God, and also a lesser ruler under Enlil. It seems Enlil created the world,
and Enki was left to run it. Enlil simply resided in his palace and issued blessings. Enki, with Ki,
created Man. He is also a God of Wisdom. Also, Enki is just a title. His name is Ea. It is not sure whoes
son he is. Also, there was one point when he became jealous of Enlil’s superiority over him ,so he took
it out on man through the “confusion of tounges”.
ENKIMDU: God in charge of farm tools. He was origonally favoured by Inanna for a husband. However,
Dumuzi threatened him, and he gave Inanna up.
ENLIL: This was the Air God, and the supreme ruler and creator, son of An and Ki. See Enki. Enlil also
took Ki as his wife. God of wisdom and magick.
His name means Lord of the Winds, so he is also a Storm God.
ENSHAGAG: Lord of the Paradise City of Dilmun (see the eight children of Ki).
ENTEN: Winter. He and his brother Emesh were created by Enlil so that the Earth could produce food,
animals, etc… (See Emesh).
ERESHKIGAL: Queen of the underworld (Kur), of death, and enemy of Inanna.
All underwold deities are called Chthonic Deities. She is said to be the sister of Inanna, making her
the daughter of Nanna. She is defineitly not one of the Seven Chthonic Anunnaki, yet she is still an
Anunnaki. Most likely she is the Destructive Forces of Saturn as Inanna is Venus.
GALAS, THE: The demons of the underworld.
GESHTINANNA: Dumuzi’s sister. Divine poetress, singer, and interpreter of dreams.
GILGAMESH: A human hero who was later deified. As a psudo-god, he resides in the underworld and
organizes it, sending souls to their proper places. He was origonally a Priest-King.
GUGALANNA: This god is mentioned in the myth of the Descent of Inanna. When Neti asks why she has
come, Inanna says something about Lord Gugalnna, the husband of Ereshkigal. The text reads: “My
older sister, Ereshkigal, Because her husband, the Lord Gugalanna, had been killed to witness the
funeral rites … so be it!”
HAIA: Nidaba’s or Nanshe’s husband.
IGIGI, THE: It seems that these were very early deities who guide and control every aspect of nature.
Either they were not given much promenance later, or they simply were never given much attention.
Chances are that these are Angels were the gods are Archangels.
INANNA: The Summerian Goddess-force. Inanna is the daughter of the moon, sister of the sun, and the
planet Venus. She was a War Goddess and a Love Goddess. (see Dumuzi). Note on the myth of her
descent: the myth of Enlil and Ninlil’s descent into the underwold may combined to Inanna’s descent.
If it is, then we have a full story of the cycle of the god and goddess’ descent.
ISHKUR: God in charge of rain and winds ISIMUD: Messenger of Enki. Has two faces.
KALATURRU: Sexless created created by Enki and given the Food and Water of Life to revive Inanna in
the underworld. He was created with another like it:
Kurgarru. (see Kurgarru).
KI: She is the Earth Goddess. Also known as Ninhursag, Nintu, or Ninma.
First, she was the wife/sister of An. After she was seperated from him by their son Enlil…”An carried
off Heaven, and Enlil carried off Earth. In this she became the mother/wife of Enlil.
KULLA: God in charge of building tools and bricks.
KUR: The Underworld. (See Asag).
KURGARRU: Sexless creature created by Enki and given the Food and Water of Life to revive Innana in
the underworld. He was created with another like it:
Kalaturru. (see Kalaturru).
LAHAR: The Cattle God. He and Ashnan were created (by Enlil and Enki) so the Anunnaki would have
food to eat and clothes to wear. (See Ashnan).
LILITH: A succubis. She is known from a story where she made her home in the trunk of Inanna’s
Sacred Tree. Anzu made his home in the branches, and a serpent had made it’s home in the roots.
This infestation had caused the Tree to cease growing. Inanna called upon Gilgamesh to rid the Tree
of it’s occupants. For this, Inanna gave him his famous Bow.
MARTU: God of the Semites, or Amurru (Amorites), who were still nomadic, “barbaric” people at the
time of Sumer. They later moved into the land of Sumer and conquered it….thus arose Babylonia.
MESLAMTAEA: One of the three underwold gods. These are not part of the Seven Dreaded Anunnaki,
as they are children of Enlil and Ninlil. (See Ninazu and ????2).
MUSHDAMMA: In charge of active building. The Builder of Enlil.
NAMMU: The goddess who was the Primordial Waters.
NANNA: The Moon god. Father of Utu and Inanna, as well as all the other planets and stars. Son of
Enlil and Ninlil. Enlil had raped Enlil and was sentenced to the Underworld for His crime. Ninlil,
however, loved Him and followed Him downward. She gave birth to a number of Underworld Gods,
but Enlil was able to remove Her from the underworld before she gave birth to Nanna. Nanna enters
the land of the dead once a month (the New Moon) and judges the dead with his son Utu. Nanna
travels the sky in a boat. He is long of beard and carries a wand of lapis lazuli in his palm.
NANSHE: Goddess in charge of Sea. Goddess of Justice. Judges Mankind on NewYears, with Nidaba at
her side. Also interprets dreams for the gods.
NAZI: Married Nindar (see the eight children of Ki).
NEDU: See Neti.
NERGAL: King of the Underwold, the Ambusher. A god of pestilence. See Babylonia. He is a god of War
and Mars, and therefore a Wandering God.
NETI: The gatekeeper of the first of seven gates to the underworld. I wonder if this is not one of the
seven Chthonic Anunnaki… Also called Nedu.
NIDABA: This goddess was a serpent who was in charge of Temple record keeping. She is also the
Goddess of Writing.
NINAZU: One of the three underworld deities. Child of Enlil and Ninlil (from the begetting of Nanna).
(See Meslamtaea, and ????2)
NINGAL: Wife of Nanna.
NINHURSAG: See Ki.
NINISINNA: Goddess in charge of Healing and the art of Medicine.
NINKASI: The Goddess who sates the heart; meaning the goddess of intoxicating drink. (see the Eight
Children of Ki).
NINKUR: Daughter of Enki and Ninsar. (from the myth of the 8 plants).
NINLIL: Enlil’s wife. This Goddess followed Enlil to the underworld after he had been banished there
by the Anunnaki for raping her. At this point she was pregnant with Nanna (from the rape). In the
underworld she gave birth to the Three Underworld Deities and gave birth to Nanna after she made it
NINSAR: Daughter of Enki and Ki. (from the myth of the 8 plants).
NINSHUBUR: Inanna’s messenger. Possibly an Anunnaki?
NINSIKI: Enki’s wife.
NINSUTU: Wife of Ninazu (see the Eight children of Ki).
NINTI: Queen of the Month (see the Eight children of Ki). Note: The part of Enki’s body that was
healed by this goddess was his rib. The Sumerian word for rib is “Ti”. Therefore Nin-ti means “lady of
the rib”. On the other hand, the word “Ti” can also be translated as “to make live”. Therefore, Ninti
can also mean “lady who brings life”. Later, as we all know, Eve was made from Adam’s rib. The word
Eve (heb.- Havah) also means “to make live”. Perhaps, and most likely, the Hebrew myth of Adam’s rib
comes directly from this myth. However, something was lost in the translation, as Havah has no
relation to the Hebrew word for rib.
NINTU: See Ki.
NINTUL: Lord of the city Magon (see the Eight children of Ki).
NINURTA: Hero of the Gods. God of the Stormy South Winds. Possible pre-cursur to Marduk. This god
owned a weapon that was alive. This weapon, Sharur, for some reason, convenced Nunurta to destroy
Asag. This he did.
However, once Asag was gone, the Waters rose up and engulfed the Earth. Nothing could grow. So,
Nunurta built a stone wall over Asag’s body that stopped and held back the Waters. Then he took the
Waters that had already engulfed the land and dumped them into the Euphrates. This caused the
overflow of the Euphrates, and the land became abundant. Obviously, this is a myth relating to the
yearly flooding of the river. Ninurta is the son of Enlil and Ki. Also, as Ningirsu, brother of Nanshe.
See Ninurta in Babylon.
NIMUG: Goddess given task by Enki at the time he organized the world, but we don’t know what.
NUNGAL: Ereshkigal’s daughter. Judge and protector of the Black Heads.
NUSKU: Messenger of Enlil.
SUMUGAN: Enki set him as lord of the steppe lands. He may be one of the Anunnaki, but there is at
least one indication that he was created later.
UTU: The Sun God. As he travels through the underworld at night (making it daytime there), he
judges the dead. Nanna, as he visits the underworld once each month (at the New Moon), also judges
with his son. He travels the sky in a chariot drawn by four mythological beasts. He was set by Enki in
charge of cities and bounderies, or (possibly) the entire universe. This would fit as he is the ruling
deity just under Enki. Son of Nanna.
UTTU: Daughter of Enki and Ninkur. Goddess of plants and weaving. (from the myth of the 8 plants).
????: “Who loves fish” in charge of marshlands.
????2: One of the three underworld deities.. Child of Enlil and Ninlil (from the begetting of Nanna).
(See Ninazu and Meslamtaea).
Hebraic: list does not include most Archangels and Angels. H = a Human.
H AARON: Aaron is another of the Seven Sheperds. He balances Moses (Netzach)
as the other Sphere of Prophesy (Hod). Aaron is the brother of Moses.
H ABRAHAM: Abraham is one of the Seven Sheperds, and one of the Four Legs of the Throne in the
Chariot. He is the Mild, Watery (Chesed) aspect of the Four Legs. Abundant Love. Historically, it is
said that Abraham may have been an Amorite who had settled in Sumer before Babylon (also
Amorites) conquered it. He was the first to make a covenatnt with Yahweh (or possibly El of Canaan).
H ADAM: This is Adam after Eve was seperated from him. He is the Father of Mankind. (See Eve).
H ADAM KADMON: Adam Kadmon is not Primordial as it relates to “before creation”. However, his
creation marked the Primordial Man. He was both Male and Female in one being, not yet seperated
into Adam and Eve.
ADONAI: This means “Lord”. However, the word itself is feminine in nature, thus making it similar in
nature to Elohim: both male and female. Once again, this name could be thought of as the combined
force of Yahweh and Asherah. This, too, is a very primordial name.
ASHERAH: Asherah is listed here and with the Canaanites. She is the same Goddess, but seems to have
been adopted by the Hebrews as the wife of Yahweh and the Manifest Shekinah. The Hebraic
ASMODEUS: This is the King of the Deamons. There are two types of deamon, the malevolent kind,
and those who have accepted the Torah and live in indifference (at best) to man. Asmodeus is the
king of these latter deamons, as the malevolent kind have no leader. Samael will often rally the
malevolent deamons himself. Asmodeus is also the husband of the Younger Lilith.
AURIEL: The Divine Avenger. In some instances, Auriel is seen as an Angel of Severity and Vengence.
Otherwise, she is the Archangel of Earth. Supposedly one of the Seven, yet with her included there
AZAZEL: An Archangel who descended to earth with Shemhazai. (See Shemhazai).
He taught mortal woen the art of seduction and make-up. When he was told of the coming flood, he
refused to repent. For this, he was cast into a pit and covered with darkness, to remain there until
the final days.
BEHEMOTH: This beast was set as the King of Beasts. At the “end” of Creation, he will be sent against
Leviathan, and both Creatures will die in the battle. Behemoth will be fed to the pious along with
H DAVID: David is one of the Seven Sheperds, and one of the Four Legs of the Throne in the Chariot.
He represents Divinity Manifested in that he is the Founder of the Kingship of Israel. (Malkuth).
EHEIEH: This means “I am”. It was the Name given to Moses at the scene of the burning bush.
Basically, this name relates more to YHVH, a concept, than it does to Yahweh, a god.
EL: This is another name for Yahweh, usually translated to mean “God”.
Undoubtedly this comes from the Canaanite High God El. This name is used in conjunction with the
title Shaddai (heb.- Almighty), as well as Chai (heb.- Living). Example: Shaddai El Chai = Almighty
ELOHIM: This means “Gods” and basically relates to a female force enfolded in a male force. Or, a
Male God with the ability to Create like a female. This is because the root word here is “Goddess”
(Eloah), and the pluaral “im” is masculine. Mythologically, this could be thought of as the combined
force of the Seven Archangels as They Created the World in seven days. Elohim is the pronunciation of
YHVH for Binah. It should be thought of as leaning more toward the feminine, and is actually a very
primordial name. (See Yah).
H ESAU: Twin brother of Jacob who sold his brithright for a bowl of soup.
Mythologically, he is the founder of Canaan before the Israelites arrived. He later became an Angel:
the Guardian Angel of Edom.
H EVE: This is the second wife of Adam. She is the female half of Adam Kadmon after he was
seperated and became Adam. Her name means “Life” and she is the Mother of Mankind. As a point of
interest, see Ninti of Sumeria.
GABRIEL: The Strength of Divinity. Gabrael is a Divine messenger and teacher. He (sometimes a she) is
the benign Angel of Death, as well as the ArchAngel of Water. He is lord of the Ashim. One of the
HANAEL: Divine Grace. The Archangel of Love and Passion. He is Lord of the Elohim. One of the
HOKHMAH (TORAH): This Goddess’ name means “Wisdom”. It is said that she was created before all
else. In fact, she took part in the dividing of the Primordial Waters (Prov. 8:23, 28). She is equated
with the Torah, wich is said to have been created first, and is the embodiment of Wisdom to the
Jewish people. (See Maat of the Egyptians).
H ISAAC: Isaac is one of the Seven Sheperds, and also one of the Four Legs of the Throne in the
Chariot. He is the Fire to his father’s Water. Strict Justice (Geburah). The myth of his near-sacrifice at
the hand of Abraham was the injection of Divine Severity into Abraham’s Mercy (see above). He is
H JACOB: Jacob was the third Patriarch, and thus is the balancer of his predecessor Abraham (Chesed)
and Isaac (Geburah). Mercy (Tiphareth). He is also one of the Seven Sheperds, and one of the Four
Legs of the Throne in the Chariot. He is the son of Isaac, and twin brother of Esau.
H JOSEPH: Joseph is one of the Seven Sheperds. He displays the ability to resist the sexual temptation
of Yesode. This is displayed in the myth of the Egyptian woman’s attempted seduction of him. He is
the Keeper of the Covenant to the pure Yahwists. He is the son of Jacob who first went to Egypt and
was responsible for the Hebrew presence there.
KHAMAEL: This Archangel is the Archangel of Divine Severity, just as Samael.
In fact, the two angels are one and the same. Classical Qabalah lists Samael as the leader of the
Seraphim, but modern Qabalah has replaced the name with Khamael. Further, the Archangel
Shemhazai, who hung himself between heaven and earth, is also Samael. This puts him in the perfect
postion to fullfill his duties as the Porter of Heaven: Khamael, who resides at the very fringes of
Heaven with hundreds of thousands of angels of destruction at his command. His purpose there is to
keep intruders from entering the Heavens. He once attempted to stop Moses from entering, but was
defeated by the Prophet. One of the Seven.
LAILAH: This Goddess’ name is Hebrew for “Night”. It was the Darkness mentioned in Gen 1:2, and she
was named by Yahweh in Gen 1:5.
LEVANAH: The Moon (goddess).
LEVIATHAN: This could very possibly be related to the ideas of Typhon, Lotan, Zu, and Asag; where it
resembles the creation myth, yet is seperate there-from.
In this myth, there are two Leviathan, a male and a female. Once these two beasts are created, to
rule the seas, Yahweh decides against letting the female live. Yahweh fears that the offspring of
these two great beasts would destroy the world. The female is thusly killed. At the “end” of Creation,
the male Leviathan is going to be killed in a battle with Behemoth (the Angels having failed at the
task), and his skin will be set as a canopy over the heads of the pious, while his meat is fed to them.
Certainly, the relation to this myth and Tiamat’s destruction, and the setting of half of her body as
the Sky, can be easily seen. Interestingly, Leviathan is thought to be another name for the Canaanite
Lotan (See Lotan).
H LILITH: The Hebrew form of Lilith is the first wife of Adam. She refused to bow down to him and
left the Garden. She mated with daemons and became the patron Goddess of the Night and all it’s
creatures. She represnets the subconscious mind, that part of us that is most primal and sexual and
She is the other half of the submissive Eve. There are two forms of Lilith, the Younger and the Elder.
As the younger, she is the wife of Asmodeus (this being when she was in her cave mating with
deamons). As the older, she is the wife of Samael (this being when she joined with him in bringing
down Adam and Eve from the Garden.
METETRON: The Prince of the Face. This was once the human Enoch, who was permited to ascend to
Heaven without dieing. He was transformed into the ArchAngel with 360 eyes and 36 pairs of wings.
His palace was set on high and his word was to be followed as if it were the voice of Yahweh HImself.
Personally, I feel that Metetron and Yahweh are synonimous. Metetron is even known as the “Lesser
YHVH”, and one of his many names is Yahoel, which is Y, H, and V (transliterated as O) with “el” added
to the end. Metetron is the lord of the Chaioth haQodesh.
MICHAEL: The Protector of the Divine. He is the High Priest of Heaven and it’s main guardian. Seen to
be the Guardian Angel of Israel and all of humanity. He is the ArchAngel of Fire, and sometimes a
benign Angel of Death.
He is lord of the Malachim. One of the Seven.
H MOSES: Moses is one of the Seven Sheperds, relateing to Netzach. In the case of the Seven
Sheperds, Netzach and Hod are Spheres of Prophesy. He is the prophet that lead the Exodus.
RAHAB: This serpent is also much like Tiamat, more so than Tehom. He is described as an Archangel in
RAPHAEL: The Divine Physician. Self explanitory. Raphael is also the ArchAngel of Air. He is lord of
the Beney Elohim. One of the Seven.
RATZIEL: The Divine Scribe. There is a veil in Heaven that seperates the Divine Throne from the
angelic hosts. Ratziel stands behind this veil and records all the goings on at the Merkabah into a
book. This book, the ?????????, a book containing all the knowledge of heaven and earth, was given to
Adam by Ratziel. The other angels, jealous, took the book and cast it into the sea. Yahweh, upon
hearing of this transgression, ressurected Rahab to retrieve it for Adam. After this the book fades
away. It resurfaces when it is given to Noah because it contains the instructions for the Ark. From
there it passed down the family line until it reached Solomon. It is said that Solomon obtained all of
his great Wisdom from this book. Another job of Ratziel is to stand before the Merkabah with
outstretched wings, lest the breath of the Chaioth haQodesh consume all of the Heavens. He is Lord
of the Auphanim. He is also listed as one of the seven, but with his inclusion, and Auriel’s, there are
RUACH ELOHIM (SHEKINAH): Ruach Elohim is the Spirit of the Gods, and the Shekinah is the Presence
of Divinity. Shekinah is also seen as a Goddess. (Gen
SAMAEL: The Poison of Divinity. Samael is the greatest of Angels (excepting Metetron HImself), with
twelve wings as opposed to the normal six of the the other ArchAngels. He is the most beautiful
angel. He is the main Angel of Death, and is the Archangel of Divine Severity. His angelic order is the
Seraphim; the Firey Serpents sent to punish Israel for it’s transgressions. He is also the husband of the
elder Lilith. See also Khamael and Shemhazai; two other names for Samael. As Khamael, he is one of
SANDALPHON: She is the twin of Metetron and the Archangel of Earth (as in the physical Universe, as
opposed to the Element of Earth like Auriel). It is written that she descended to Earth as the male
prophit Elijah as a guardian and protector. She is Ruler of the Kerubim. It is said that She stands at
the foot of the Merkabah, and weaves prayers into garlands to rest on Yahweh’s head.
SHADDAI: See El.
SHEKINAH: See Ruach Elohim.
SHEMESH: The Sun (god).
SHEMHAZAI: This Archangel, along with Azazel, descended with his angelic host before the flood to
steer Man back onto the right path. This order of Angels became known as the Watchers. However,
the angels soon fell prey to the same vices as man and began to take wives from the Cainite women.
For sex, they would sell the secrets of Heaven to the women. They gave knowledge on everything
from making weapons of war, to the Qabalah itself. The offspring of these unions are known as the
Nephilim (giants), and were destructive giants that plagued mankind. Others even became the heroes
of ancient times (such as Gilgamesh from Sumer). The Flood was then sent to destroy these giants.
When told of the news, Shemhazai repented his deeds and hung himself, upside-down, between
heaven and earth. To this day, he can be seen there as the consellation Orion. Shemhazai is actually a
form of the Archangel Samael. Also see Khamael.
TEHOM: This Goddess’ name is Hebrew for “Deep”. (Gen. 1:2). She is similar to the Babylonian Tiamat,
yet is more along the lines of the Sumerian Nammu.
TZADKIEL: Divine Justice. He is the Archangel of Divine Benevolence, and Lord of the Chashmalim.
One of the Seven.
TZAPHKIEL: Divine Contemplation. Lord of the Aralim. One of the Seven.
UZZA: Archangel of Egypt.
YAH: This, in Hebrew, is spelled “YH”. This, esetoricaly, is the combination of the Y and H of YHVH. It
is where the God and Goddess principals emerge from the Primordial Waters and mate. Literally, it is
the Hebrew version of Babylon’s Ea (spelled IA- A and H, just like I and Y, are interchangable in this
It is the Name of Chockmah. In this, it should be thought of as leaning toward the masuline (as
opposed to Elohim), and is a primordial name.
YAHWEH: Yahweh is the God Force. Yahweh is also a War God, Storm God, and a Volcano Deity. The
name Yahweh itself may be from the Sanscrit “YHVH”, meaning “Ever-Flowing” and thus relates him to
volcanic activity. Along with the adoption of Asherah as the wife of Yahweh, the Hebrews seemed to
have associated Yahweh with Baal, making the two gods nearly identical.
YAM: Sea God.
YHVH: as differenciated from Yahweh, who was not the only god to the early Hebrews. it is a formula
to “sum up” the Ain (Nothingness)- or The One. The Face of Divinity.
ZIZ SHADAI: This mighty beast is the King of Birds.
Hittite: B = Babylonian
ALALUS: Father of Anus. Anus removed him from the throne.
ANUS: Sky God. Removed his father Alalus from the throne, and was, himself,
removed by his son Kumarbis. B = Anu.
ARINNA: Sun Goddess. She sent an Eagle out in search of Telepinus. The effort
EA: He resides in the Apsu, just as he does in Babylonia. What he does in the Hittite
pantheon I don’t know. He is the one who decided on how to defeat Ulikummis, by
using the copper knife that was “used to seperate heaven and earth”. B.
ENLIL: Enlil also makes a guest appearance in the Ulikummis myth. He saw
Ulikummis as a child and told the gods later, after the child had grown to it’s great
size, that they could not hope to defeat it.
HEBAT: Wife of Teshub.
HANNAHANNAS: Queen of Heaven. She urges Teshub to do something about
Telepinus’ disappearance. Teshub went as far as Telepinus’ own door, where he
banged on the door until he broke his hammer, and thus abandoned the quest.
ILLUYANKAS: A dragon slain by Teshub. There are two versions of this myth.
In the old version, they two gods fight and Illuyankas wins. Teshub” then goes to
Inaras for advice, and she devises a trap for the dragon. She goes to him with large
quantities of liqure, and entices him to drink his fill. Once drunk, the dragon is bound,
and Teshub appears with the other gods and kills him. In the later version, the two
gods fight and Teshub, again, loses. Illuyankas then takes Teshub’s eyes and heart.
Teshub then has a son, who grows and marries Illuyankas’ daughter. Teshub tells his
son to ask for his eyes and heart as a wedding gift, and it is given. Restored, Teshub
goes to face Illuyankas once more. At the point of vanquishing the dragon, Teshub’s
son finds out about the battle; realizing that he had been used for this purpose. He
demaned that his father take him along with Illuyankas, and so Teshub killed them
illuyankas’s daughter: See Illuyankas.
IMBALURIS: A messenger of Kumarbis.
INARAS: Goddess who set a trap for Illuyankas in the old version of the myth.
IRSIRRA DEITIES, THE: Either the “Maidens of Heaven” or else they are
ISHTAR: Only appears in Hittite myth in an attempt to lull Ulikummis by undressing
and singing to him. Her attempt failed as the creature didn’t see or hear her. B.
KAMRUSEPAS: Goddess of healing and magick. She calms and purified Telepinus
upon his return.
KUMARBIS: The Hittlte High God (like El of the Canaanites), Father of the Gods.
Removed his father, Anus, from the throne. In order to keep his son Teshub from
removing him from the throne, he made Ulikummis to oppose him.
MUKISANUS: Vizier of Kumarbis.
sea goddess: Kumarbis went to this goddess for advice on how to stop Teshub from
taking the throne. Her advice seems to have lead to the creation of Ulikummis.
SHAUSHKA: a Love Goddess.
teshub’s son: See Illuyankas.
TELEPINUS: He is like Tammuz, a fertility god. He becomes enraged for reasons
unknown and storms off into the stepp lands where he falls asleep.
Draught and famine ensue. He was brought back by a Bee, after extensive searching
by the gods had failed. Son of Teshub.
TESHUB: Ruler God (like Baal of the Canaanites), son of Kumarbis. He is also a sun
God, and a fertility God. He carries a hammer as a weapon. He defeated Ulikummis
with the help of Ea. When Kumarbis first attempted to remove his father, Anus, from
the throne, he bit off the Anus’ loins in the struggle. Thus, Anus’ seed was implanted
within Kumarbis and Teshub was born.
UBELLURIS: This deity is much like the Greek Atlas, who supports the world on his
shoulders. Ulikummis was placed on his right shoulder by the Irsirra deities to grow
tall and strong. Ubelluris didn’t even notice the presence until Ea pointed it out to him.
ULIKUMMIS: Son of Kumarbis. He was made to oppose Teshub. There is also
mention that he destoys some of mankind. However, he is actually described as being
blind, deaf, and dumb; as well as immobile. He was made of stone and placed on
Ubelluris’ shoulder to grow. He grew until he reached heaven itself.
When the gods found him, Ishtar removed her clothing and attempted to lull him with
music, but he didn’t see or hear her (as he was a blind and deaf creature).
The gods attempted to destroy him, but had no affect (he didn’t even notice).
Finally, Ea called for the Copper Knife that had been used in the seperation of heaven
and earth. He then used the blade to sever Ulikummis from Ubelluris’ shoulder;
lopping the creature off at the feet. Teshub was then able to destroy the creature
totally. It is interesting to note that this god’s name is the same as a pair of twin
volcanic mountains in Asia Minor. This may explain why he is said to be destroying
mankind, even in his seemingly catatonic state.