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n. Mythology
The chief Mesopotamian tutelary deity, invoked to assure prosperity.

[Sumerian, folk-etymological alteration (influenced by en, lord, and lil, wind) of illil, ellil, of Semitic origin; see ʔl in Semitic roots.]
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Noun1.Enlil - god of the air and king of the Sumerian gods
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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Anzu steals the tablet of destinies from Enlil, which deprives him of his supremacy.
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Instead of punishing them, the council of gods, led by Enlil and his half brother, the scientist, Enki, decided to create the first intelligent or rational being called Adam to till the soil and mine the gold they needed.
Promulgating this law code gave Hammurabi an earthly role analogous to that of Enlil, the chief executive deity of the Sumerian pantheon.
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To the right is Enki, patron deity of the southern heavens, holding Corvus, the celestial Raven, in one hand; and to the left is Leo, the Lion (the constellation west of Coma Berenices), as well as Enlil, patron god of the northern skies.
According to Gelb, Su-Sin "offered (the population) ex-voto to his 'servitude,' and settled the enemy 'slaves,' his booty, in a town on the frontier of Nippur for (dedicated to?) Enlil and Ninlil."
Anteroposterior knee radiographs of the patients included in the study were evaluated on a computer screen using the Enlil PACS System-2.5 (Enlil PACS Viewer, Eroglu Yazilim, Eskisehir, Turkey).
Enkidu says, "We have reduced the forest [to] a wasteland." His anxiety about offending the gods has him imagine an angry god, Enlil, asking them when they arrive home, "What was this wrath of yours that you went trampling the forest?"
* Enlil, the creative Logos or the Verb, the God governor.
1)--they soon multiplied and their noise began to disturb the sleep of the supreme god Enlil. He sent diseases and a drought to reduce their number, but eventually decided to destroy humanity by sending a flood.