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A picture showing the legend of ADAD taken from our Mesopotamian mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more Mesopotamian Gods, Mesopotamian Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

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.

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Article last updated on 28 August 2006
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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Name : ADAD
Area or people : Babylon
Location : Mesopotamia
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 410

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