Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others Character Descriptions

Stephanie Dalley
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Anu

This character is the father of the old gods.

Atrahasis

This character is considered in these myths to be the savior of mankind.

Ea

This character is the god of fresh water and wisdom as well as being a strong ally of many protagonists in these myths.

Ellil

This character is somewhat unstable and is the king of the younger gods.

Belet-ili

This character created mankind from clay and blood and is known by many different names.

Gilgamesh

This character, who is two-thirds divinity, is a powerful and superior king.

Enkidu

This character began life as a primitive man but became the dearest friend of a powerful king.

Nergal (Erra)

This character is the main God of the Underworld but nearly destroyed all of creation by unleashing seven terrors upon it.

Adapa

This character is a holy man who is responsible for bringing civilization to the primitive...

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