Nabu was the god of scribes and the patron of writing and wisdom. In Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian times, Nabu was sometimes associated with irrigation and agriculture. Nabu rides on the back of a Mushhushshu snake-dragon.

Nabu's most important temple was at Borsippa, near Babylon.

The symbol of Nabu is a wedge, which stands for either a cuneiform sign or a stylus.


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