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The Anunnaki gods -Nergal – Son of Enlil


The Anunnaki god Nergal the Sumerian god of death and plague. Nergal was a deity worshipped throughout Mesopotamia (Akkad, Assyria and Babylonia) with the main seat of his worship at Cuthah represented by the mound of, Tell-Ibrahim. Other names for him are Erra and, Irra. Nergal is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible as the deity of the city of Cuth (Cuthah) “And the men of Babylon made Succoth-benoth, and the men of Cuth made Nergal” (2 Kings, 17-30) According to the Talmudists, his emblem was a cockerel and Nergal means a “dunghill cock” although standard iconography pictured Nergal as a lion. Nergal is a son of Enlil and Ninlil, along with Nanna and Ninurta. The Wrath of Erra. In this myth, Nergal is feeling dull and bored. To wake himself up, he decided to attack Babylon. However, Babylon is under the protection of Marduk, the most powerful of the gods. Nergal travels to Babylon on the ruse of a friendly visit. Pretending to show shock at the appearance of Marduk’s clothing, he convinces the god to get a change of clothing and leave the city. Once Marduk has left Babylon, Irra attacks the city. People are slain in the streets. Soon Irra is satisfied and stops the attack and makes a prophecy about a great leader to protect the people. Nergal and Ereshkigal. The gods have created a banquet for which all deities are invited. However, Ereshkigal is unable to leave the underworld. Instead, she sends her son Namtar to take a share of the feast. When Namtar arrives,the other deities rise out of respect except for Erra. Insulted, Namtar goes homes and tells his mother. Enki and other gods tell Nergal to enter the underworld. Nergal takes with him 14 demons. When he arrives the gatekeeper Neti gets orders from Ereshkigal to allow him through the seven gates, stripping him of everything until the throne room, where he would be killed. But at each gate, Nergal posts two demons. Please watch the video for more information on the Anunnaki god Nergal from Sumerian mythology at mythology explored by ANCIENT MYSTERY here on Youtube.

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