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A God who created three new deities by deposed [ANU].

The only memorable one was TESHUB who didn't feel obliged to have any affection for his father and couldn't wait to shoulder him out of the way.

KUMARBI wasn't having his spitting image son taking over without a struggle and enlisting the aid of his old supporters he created a gigantic stone monster called Ullikummi that could only be carried by UPELLURI — a Hittite type ATLAS who complained bitterly as whatever it was he was now carrying seemed to be still growing.

TESHUB had a go at it using all his storm armory with no effect. He then did a quick abdication and ran to EA, who had a word with ENLIL, who popped down to have a word with UPELLURI, who was moaning about the pain in his right shoulder. ENLIL looked up and saw an enormous pair of stone feet. So he ran to the God's Workshop and selected the biggest stonemason's saw he could find and rushing back hacked through the giant's feet and toppled it.

There the story ends. Although you can't tear the last page from a clay tablet, they do get dropped and mislaid.

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Article last updated on 28 August 2006
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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Area or people : Akkadia, Hittite
Location : Mesopotamia
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 154

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