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Picture of the Mesopotamian Storm God ADAD from our Mesopotamian mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Mesopotamian Storm God

Storm God of Thundery Weather

He spends most of his time hurtling around in his chariot littering the skies with forked lightning. He is also a God of Divination, manipulating entrails and rigging dice to convey future info to the wise.

He was one of seventy children and if, as some claim, his mother was ASHERAH, she must have taken a trip to the seaside because his father was some obscure Sea Deity with a name like ‘Prince of the Sea’ or ‘Deep Sea Doohdah’. ADAD destroyed him anyway with a total wipeout, so we shall never know.

ADAD is identified with the Sumerian ISHKUR, and was also known as HADAD to the Canaanites.


Name : ADAD
Area or people : Babylon
Location : Mesopotamia
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Storms
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 7441
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Article last updated on 18 October 2013 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Adad: Mesopotamian God of Storms." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 18 Oct. 2013. Web. 18 September 2014.

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