Semitic deity

Definitions of Semitic deity
  1. noun
    a deity worshipped by the ancient Semites
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    Adad
    Babylonian god of storms and wind
    Adapa
    a Babylonian demigod or first man (sometimes identified with Adam)
    Anshar
    the Babylonian father of the gods; identified with Assyrian Ashur; in Sumerian the name signifies `the totality of the upper world'
    Antum
    Babylonian consort of Anu
    Anu
    Babylonian god of the sky; one of the supreme triad including Bel and Ea
    Apsu
    father of the gods and consort of Tiamat
    Aruru
    mother and earth goddess in Gilgamish epic; identified with Sumerian Ki and Ninkhursag
    Ashir
    chief god of the Assyrians; god of military prowess and empire; identified with Babylonian Anshar
    Ashtoreth
    an ancient Phoenician goddess of love and fertility; the Phoenician counterpart to Ishtar
    Mylitta
    Babylonian and Assyrian goddess of love and fertility and war; counterpart to the Phoenician Astarte
    Baal
    any of numerous local fertility and nature deities worshipped by ancient Semitic peoples; the Hebrews considered Baal a false god
    Bel
    Babylonian god of the earth; one of the supreme triad including Anu and Ea; earlier identified with En-lil
    Dagon
    god of agriculture and the earth; national god of Philistines
    Dagan
    god of agriculture and earth; counterpart of Phoenician Dagon
    Damgalnunna
    (Babylonian) earth goddess; consort of Ea and mother of Marduk
    Dumuzi
    Sumerian and Babylonian god of pastures and vegetation; consort of Inanna
    Ea
    the Babylonian god of wisdom; son of Apsu and father of Marduk; counterpart of the Sumerian Enki; as one of the supreme triad including Anu and Bel he was assigned control of the watery element
    Enki
    water god and god of wisdom; counterpart of the Akkadian Ea
    En-lil
    god of the air and king of the Sumerian gods
    Eresh-kigal
    goddess of death and consort of Nergal
    Girru
    the Babylonian god of fire; often invoked in incantations against sorcery
    Gula
    the Babylonian goddess of healing and consort of Ninurta
    Igigi
    any of a group of heavenly spirits under the god Anu
    Inanna
    consort of Dumuzi (Tammuz)
    Ki
    goddess personifying earth; counterpart of Akkadian Aruru
    Kishar
    Babylonian consort of Anshar; in Sumerian the name signifies `the totality of the lower world'
    Mama
    a name under which Ninkhursag was worshipped
    Baal Merodach
    the chief Babylonian god; his consort was Sarpanitu
    Molech
    god of the Canaanites and Phoenicians to whom parents sacrificed their children
    Nabu
    Babylonian god of wisdom and agriculture and patron of scribes and schools
    Nammu
    goddess personifying the primeval sea; mother of the gods and of heaven and earth
    Namtaru
    a demon personifying death; messenger of the underworld goddess Ereshkigal bringing death to mankind
    Nanna
    god of the Moon; counterpart of the Akkadian Sin
    Nergal
    (Akkadian) god ruling with his consort Ereshkigal the world of the dead
    Nina
    the Babylonian goddess of the watery deep and daughter of Ea
    Ningal
    (Akkadian) a goddess; wife of the Moon god Sin
    Ningirsu
    Babylonian god in older pantheon: god of war and agriculture
    Ningishzida
    an underworld Babylonian deity; patron of medicine
    Ninkharsag
    the great mother goddess; worshipped also as Aruru and Mama and Nintu
    Nintoo
    a name under which Ninkhursag was worshipped
    Ninurta
    a solar deity; firstborn of Bel and consort was Gula; god of war and the chase and agriculture; sometimes identified with biblical Nimrod
    Nusku
    god of fire and light; corresponds to Babylonian Girru
    Ramman
    god of storms and wind; corresponds to Babylonian Adad
    Sarpanitu
    consort of Marduk
    Shamash
    the chief sun god; drives away winter and storms and brightens the earth with greenery; drives away evil and brings justice and compassion
    Sin
    (Akkadian) god of the Moon; counterpart of Sumerian Nanna
    Tashmitum
    consort of Nabu
    Tiamat
    (Akkadian) mother of the gods and consort of Apsu
    Utnapishtim
    favorite of the gods and grandfather of Gilgamish; survived the great flood and became immortal
    Utug
    sun god; counterpart of Akkadian Shamash
    Zubird
    evil storm god represented as a black bird
    types:
    Anunnaki, Enuki
    any of a group of powerful Babylonian earth spirits or genii; servitors of the gods
    Lilith
    in ancient Semitic folklore: a female demon who attacks children
    type of:
    deity, divinity, god, immortal
    any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
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