Nanna (also known as Nannar, Nanna-Suen, Sin, Asimbabbar, Namrasit, Inbu) is the Mesopotamian god of the moon and wisdom. He is one of the oldest gods in the Mesopotamian pantheon and is first mentioned at the very dawn of writing in Sumer c. 3500 BCE. His worship continued until the 3rd century CE.

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  • c. 3500 BCE
    Nanna first mentioned by name in Sumerian writings.
  • 2285 BCE - 2250 BCE
    Life of Enheduanna who elevates Nanna through her poems and hymns.
  • 2261 BCE - 2224 BCE
    Life of Naram-Sin of Akkad who honors Nanna by taking his name.
  • 2047 BCE - 1750 BCE
    Nanna is especially popular during the Ur III Period, seen as judge of the dead.
  • c. 912 BCE - 612 BCE
    Nanna worshipped throughout the Neo-Assyrian Empire.
  • c. 556 BCE - 539 BCE
    Mother of King Nabonidus of Babylon holds the position of High Priestess of Nanna at Harran while his daughter does the same at Ur, thus consolidating the king's power.
  • c. 250 CE
    Nanna continues to be worshiped in Syria.