Gods, Goddesses, Demons & Monsters

The Mesopotamian scribes compiled long lists of their gods.

There were hundreds of gods who were responsible for every thing in the world, from rivers and mountains to making bread or pottery. The gods were known by different names depending on whether the scribes wrote Sumerian or Akkadian.

The following list of the most important gods, goddesses, demons and monsters uses their Akkadian names with their Sumerian names in brackets.

 

Adad (Ishkur)
Adad (Ishkur)
Amurru (Martu)
Amurru (Martu)
Anu
Anu (An)
Anzu
Anzu
Apkallu fish
Apkallu fish
Apkallu griffin
Apkallu griffin
Apkallu human
Apkallu human
Apsu (Abzu)
Apsu (Abzu)
Ashur
Ashur
Bull Man
Bull Man
Bull of Heaven
Bull of Heaven
Dumuzi
Dumuzi
Ea (Enki)
Ea (Enki)
Ellil (Enlil)
Ellil (Enlil)
Ereshkigal
Ereshkigal
Gula
Gula
Human-headed bull
Human-headed bulls
Humbaba (Huwawa)
Humbaba (Huwawa)
Ishtar (Inanna)
Ishtar (Inanna)
Lama
Lama
Lamashtu
Lamashtu
Lamassu
Lamassu
Marduk
Marduk
Mushhushshu
Mushhushshu
Nabu
Nabu
Nergal
Nergal
Ninhursag
Ninhursag
Ninurta
Ninurta
Pazuzu
Pazuzu
Scorpion People
Scorpion People
Shamash (Utu)
Shamash (Utu)
Sin (Nanna)
Sin (Nanna)
Tiamat
Tiamat
Ugallu
Ugallu
Usmu (Isimud)
Usmu (Isimud)
'Queen of the Night'
'Queen of the Night'
 

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