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SHAMASH

A picture showing the legend of SHAMASH taken from our Mesopotamian mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more Mesopotamian Gods, Mesopotamian Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

All-seeing Sun God of Upholding the Law

From his vantage point above the world he keeps everyone under surveillance and judges accordingly. You can run but you can't hide — like a sacred spy satellite he drifts above all recording everything.

And don't even think of telling a fib. He slices truth from lies with a blade.

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Article last updated on 09 January 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT SHAMASH : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : SHAMASH
Area or people : Babylon, Akkadian
Location : Mesopotamia
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 324

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