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Adad
storm and rain god
Anu
father of the gods, god of heaven
Apsu
god of the primeval sweet waters
Dumuzi (Tammuz)
god of vegetation, fertility, and the underworld; husband of Ishtar
Ea
god of wisdom and patron of the arts
Enlil
god of earth, wind, and air
Ishtar (Innana)
goddess of love, fertility, and war; Queen of heaven
Ninhursag
mother goddess, creator of vegetation, wife of Enil
Nisaba
goddess of grain
Shamash
god of the sun, judge and law-giver, god of wisdom
Sin (Nanna)
goddess of the moon
What was the Mesopotamian area governed by? (nature wise)
the Tigris and Euphrates rivers
What was the purpose of humans in Mesopotamia?
To serve the gods as servants/slaves
Epic
a long narrative poem that recounts the deeds of a hero in quest for meaning and identity, and embodies the ideas and culture from which it comes
what is gilgamesh written in?
cuneiform
How did th Mesopotamians treat their dead?
they created raised temple tours called ziggurats