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ADRAMMELECH

A picture showing the legend of ADRAMMELECH 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!

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.

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Article last updated on 07 January 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT ADRAMMELECH : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : ADRAMMELECH
Area or people : Babylon, Samaria, Syria
Location : Mesopotamia
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : A-DRAM-Eh-Lehk
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 320

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