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DUMUZI

Mesopotamian Agriculture God

Also known as DUMUZI-ABZU, DUMUZI-AMAUSHUMGALANA

Vegetarian God of Fertility, Growth and Decay

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.

DUMUZI FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : DUMUZI
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : DUMUZI-ABZU, DUMUZI-AMAUSHUMGALANA
Area or people : Sumer
Location : Mesopotamia
Gender : Male
Type : deity

In charge of : Agriculture and Farming
God of : Agriculture, Farming

Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Popularity index : 9435

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Article last updated on 10 January 2014 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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