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Picture of the Mesopotamian Sun God ADRAMMELECH from our Mesopotamian mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Mesopotamian Sun God

Supreme God of the Sun

As featured in the Old Testament 2Kings 17:31

Do you know where Sepharvaim was? Well, don’t worry. But for the record it was a city which in Old Testament times had a pretty decent library and was therefore in constant danger of being burnt to the ground.

The consort of ANAMMELECH, the Moon, ADRAMMELECH himself was very popular, offering warmth and protection for the very reasonable price of a few burnt infant sacrifices. We can’t say what form his protection took, but as he was a Sun God it was probably sunstroke.

When the Sepharvites moved to Samaria, their Gods went with them. The Sepharvites ended up as good Samaritans, but their Gods were up against some pretty stiff competition. Consequently, ADRAMMELECH appears to have burnt out long ago.


Area or people : Babylon, Samaria, Syria
Location : Mesopotamia
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : the Sun
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : A-DRAM-Eh-Lehk
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 8568
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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. "Adrammelech: Mesopotamian God of the Sun." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 18 Oct. 2013. Web. 19 September 2014.

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