Ninurta


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Noun1.Ninurta - a solar deity; firstborn of Bel and consort was Gula; god of war and the chase and agriculture; sometimes identified with biblical Nimrod
Babylon - the chief city of ancient Mesopotamia and capital of the ancient kingdom of Babylonia
Sumer - an area in the southern region of Babylonia in present-day Iraq; site of the Sumerian civilization of city-states that flowered during the third millennium BC
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But by the end of the millennium he'd been absorbed by Ninurta, the war-god of the great Sumerian religious capital of Nippur, sacred city of Enlil, and the paramount deity of the Sumerian pantheon.
For example, in the Vassal Treaties of Esarhaddon: "May Ninurta, leader of the gods, fell you with his fierce arrow, and fill the plain with your corpses, give your flesh to eagles and vultures to feed upon.
In this myth with an Akkadian or a Semitic origin, Queen of the dragons of darkness, Tiamat or the bird-god Zu fights against Ninurta, the god-leader of the gods of light and order for the tablets of destiny.
El mito de Anzu se integra en un canto a las proezas del dios Ninurta entre las que destaca la propia muerte del pajaro.
La tradicion se remonta hasta la mitologia de la religion babilonica: Nergal es leon alado; Marduk, toro alado; Nabu, hombre; y Ninurta, aguila.
Alli figuraba Anu, el padre; Enlil, su belicoso consejero; Ninurta, su representante; Ennugi, su visir y Ea, el Enki de los sumerios.
Tanto el abzu como el inframundo albergaban distintos monstruos y demonios, como Asag, el demonio de la enfermedad, simbolizado por un dragon, con quien peleo el dios Ninurta para lograr que las tierras produjeran plantas, vino, miel, diferentes tipos de arboles, oro, plata y todas las criaturas de cuatro patas.
Alli figuraban Anu, el padre; Enlil, su belicoso consejero; Ninurta, su representante; Ennugi, su visir y Ea, el Enki de los sumerios:
Other ancient traditions show a "self-revising" tendency similar to the biblical reworking of traditions, as is amply illustrated by the Old Babylonian and standard versions of the Gilgamesh tradition and the use by Enuma Elish of the Ninurta traditions.
According to the Sumerian myth Lugal-e of the late 3rd millennium BC, the Vanquisher of the Seven-Headed Serpent was the war-god Ninurta.
Ninurta is the hero of a fragmentary epic poem that tells of his successful war on the dragon Kur.
This connection with agriculture is shared by Ninurta, Saturn's Babylonian parallel.