MESOPOTAMIAN MYTHOLOGY

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ETANA

Mesopotamian legendary mortal

King of Kish in Babylon.

He rescued a sacred eagle from serpents after a request from SHAMASH. In gratitude the eagle offered to fly ETANA up to heaven for a consultation about heredity problems as he had not yet sired a son.

According to some reports the story ends here as the eagle crashed and they never made it. Yet further sifting through the Babylon Echo tabloids there is a mention in a birth column of a Son of Kish. So did the queen re-marry? Did SHAMASH intervene?

You see how thrilling this Godchecker business is — Hold the Front Page. Stock Market Failure Expected as Airline Crashes or cynics announce Kish Tomorrow Goodbye.

ETANA FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : ETANA
Area or people : Babylon
Location : Mesopotamia
Gender : Male
Type : legendary mortal
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 3440

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Article last updated on 30 January 2005 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "ETANA: legendary mortal from Mesopotamian mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 30 Jan. 2005. Web. 25 July 2014.

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