Ashur is the principal Assyrian god. He appears as a man wearing a horned cap.

Ashur is the main god of the first Assyrian capital city, also called Ashur. He became more important when the Assyrians conquered Mesopotamia.

Ashur is sometimes shown riding on a snake-dragon. He is pictured on Assyrian monuments, cliff reliefs and cylinder seals.


This may be Ashur with his wife behind him.

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