Assyrian mythology, Female, M names, Mesopotamian mythology, Mythology, Near East mythology, Physical Attributes, Sumerian, Virtues/Attributes

Mullissu

Mullissu is the name of an Assyrian goddess, the wife of Ashur, the head of the Assyrian pantheon. Mullissu is the Assyrian counterpart of the Sumerian goddess Ninlil, has also been identified with the goddess Ishtar. The name seems to mean "lady", something to do with a dialectal form of Ninlil.  Origin: Sumerian Variants: Mulliltu (Akkadian) Mulitta (Greek) Mylitta (Greek)  … Continue reading Mullissu

A names, Assyrian mythology, Hebrew, Male, Mesopotamian mythology, Mythology, Near East mythology, Sky/Heavens, Sumerian, Virtues/Attributes

Ashur

Ashur is the name of the chief god in the Assyrian pantheon, as well as being the patron deity of the city of Ashur (also spelled Aššur), which was named after him. He was later equated with the Sumerian god Enlil. Ashur seems to be derived from Anshar, an Akkadian sky god, since Anshur has been equated with Ashur. Anshar means "whole of… Continue reading Ashur

Color, Female, Green, M names, Nature, Persian, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Sumerian, Virtues/Attributes

Maysa

Maysa is a female given name with a few possible origins: I've seen Maysa listed as an Arabic female name; if so, it's possible that it's a variant of Maysoon, which seems to derive from a Persian origin. Its meaning has something to do with beauty, so it can presumably be meant to refer to a… Continue reading Maysa

Egyptian, Female, Hebrew, Japanese, Japanese mythology, Male, Mythology, Nature, Nickname names, Place names, S names, Sumerian, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Susa

Susa is the name of an ancient city in the Middle East (also known as Shush and Shushan), which was ruled by the Elamites, a pre-Iranian civilization that ruled across much of what is present day Iran. Susa derives its name from a local god, Inshushinak, the god of darkness and the afterlife; his name may mean… Continue reading Susa

Animals, Babylonian mythology, Calf, M names, Male, Mythology, Near East mythology, Sumerian, Sumerian mythology, Sun, Virtues/Attributes

Mordecai

Mordecai seems to be a variant form of Marduka, a Persian name meaning "servant of Marduk", Marduk being the name of the Babylonian god of heaven, light, battle, and fertility. The name may be derived from Sumerian amar-Utak meaning "calf of Utu", Utu being the name of another Sumerian god of the sun, whose name means "sun". Mordecai is… Continue reading Mordecai

Akkadian mythology, Elements, Female, Food, Japanese, Mythology, N names, Nature, Near East mythology, Night/Evening, Numbers, Physical Attributes, Sky/Heavens, Sumerian, Sumerian mythology, Surname names, Vegetables, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Nanaya

Nanaya is the name of a Sumerian goddess worshipped by both the Sumerians and Akkadians, being the goddess of sex and war. She is closely associated with the goddesses Inanna and Ishtar, all of whom share similar functions. Nanaya could possibly be related to Inanna meaning “lady of the heavens” though that’s not certain. Another source (Llewellyn’s Complete Book of… Continue reading Nanaya

Akkadian, Akkadian mythology, Assyrian mythology, Babylonian mythology, Female, Mesopotamian mythology, Mythology, Near East mythology, S names, Sumerian, Sumerian mythology, Virtues/Attributes

Shamhat

Shamhat is a character in the Epic of Gilgamesh, a temple prostitute and a priestess of Inanna who is sent by Gilgamesh to tame the wild man Enkidu and bring him into civilization through sex. Afterwards, she persuades him to go to Uruk and meet Gilgamesh which results in them becoming best friends and going on a series of adventures… Continue reading Shamhat

Akkadian mythology, Assyrian mythology, Babylonian mythology, E names, Male, Mesopotamian mythology, Mythology, Near East mythology, Sumerian, Sumerian mythology, Virtues/Attributes

Enkidu

Enkidu is the name of an important character in the Epic of Gilgamesh, an epic poem from ancient Mesopotamia which is the oldest surviving piece of literature in the world. Enkidu is a wild man, created by the goddess Aruru from clay and water at the behest of the other gods to be a rival for Gilgamesh. He grows up… Continue reading Enkidu

Akkadian mythology, Assyrian mythology, Babylonian mythology, Female, I names, Mesopotamian mythology, Mythology, Near East mythology, Physical Attributes, Sky/Heavens, Sumerian, Sumerian mythology, Virtues/Attributes

Inanna

Inanna is the name of the Sumerian goddess of love, fertility, and war who was also worshipped as Ishtar by the Akkadians, Babylonians, and Assyrians, Astarte by the ancient Phoenicians, and who may have been influential in the development of the Greek goddess Aphrodite. Inanna has long been associated with the planet Venus; her symbols are the eight-pointed star and the… Continue reading Inanna

Akkadian mythology, Assyrian mythology, Babylonian mythology, G names, Male, Mesopotamian mythology, Mythology, Near East mythology, Physical Attributes, Sumerian, Sumerian mythology, Virtues/Attributes

Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh is the name of the legendary king of Uruk (an ancient Sumerian city-state); he is also the eponymous hero of the Epic of Gilgamesh, an epic poem from ancient Mesopotamia which is the oldest surviving piece of literature in the world. He may have been based on a historical king named Gilgamesh around the 27th… Continue reading Gilgamesh