Enlil

Definition

Enlil (also known as Ellil and Nunamnir) was the Sumerian god of the air in the Mesopotamian Pantheon but was more powerful than any other elemental deities and eventually was worshiped as King of the Gods. He is featured in a number of important Mesopotamian texts as the greatest of the gods after his father.

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Timeline

  • 2900 BCE - 2700 BCE
    Enlil first mentioned as Sumerian god during the Early Dynastic Period I in Mesopotamia.
  • 2334 BCE - 2083 BCE
    Enlil worshipped during the time of the Akkadian Empire in Mesopotamia.
  • 1792 BCE - 1750 BCE
    Enlil assimilated with the Babylonian god Marduk during the reign of King Hammurabi.
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