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Assyrian Equivalent of Enlil – Ashur “Father of the gods”


 

Ashur The Father of the gods. Ashur is an East Semitic god, and the head of the Assyrian pantheon in Mesopotamian religion, worshipped mainly in the northern half of Mesopotamia, and parts of north-east Syria and south-east Asia Minor, which constituted old Assyria. He may have had a solar iconography. Aššur was a deified form of the city of Assur, which dates from the mid 3rd millennium BC and was the capital of the Old Assyrian kingdom. As such, Ashur did not originally have a family, but as the cult came under southern Mesopotamian influence, he later came to be regarded as the Assyrian equivalent of Enlil, the chief god of Nippur, which was the most important god of the southern pantheon from the early 3rd millennium BC until Hammurabi founded an empire based in Babylon in the mid-18th century BC, after which Marduk replaced Enlil as the chief god in the south. In the north, Ashur absorbed Enlil’s wife Ninlil (as the Assyrian goddess Mullissu) and his sons Ninurta and Zababa this process began around the 14th century BC and continued down to the 7th century. During the various periods of Assyrian conquest, Assyrian Empire of Shamshi-Adad I (1813–1750 BC) Middle Assyrian Empire (1391–1056 BC) and Neo-Assyrian Empire (911–605 BC)
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Music Credit:

In the Light of Darkness by Jay Man (ourmusicbox.com)
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Channel: mythology explored by ANCIENT MYSTERY

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