In other words, he looks after crops and regulates the seasons.
An important and popular God, DUMUZI was swamped with worshippers. Particularly in the swamps, where he was known as Dumuzi-Abzu the Lord of the Marsh. He was also known as Dumuzi-Amaushumgalana when it came to looking after orchards and date palms.
DUMUZI is more-or-less the Sumerian equivalent of TAMMUZ, complete with descent into Underworld scenario and rescue by his wife INANNA. See their entries for more info.
Article last updated on 10 January 2014
by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
Cite this article:
Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "DUMUZI: God of Farming from Mesopotamian mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 10 Jan. 2014. Web. 2 August 2014.