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 : 11779