MIDDLE-EAST MYTHOLOGY

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TARU

Middle-Eastern Weather God

God of Weather and Agriculture

Another Hittite God that had a running battle with the dragon ILLUYANKAS.

A win ensured good crops — lose and the crops crashed too. On one of his losing days, TARU also lost his heart and eyes. His son TELEPINU had to regain them by subterfuge, and of course destroy the dragon.

The dragon was quite used to being destroyed, but like certain boxers made several comebacks.

TARU FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : TARU
Area or people : Hittite
Location : the Middle-East
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Weather
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 2282
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Article last updated on 31 January 2014 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Taru: Middle-Eastern God of Weather." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 31 Jan. 2014. Web. 16 September 2014.

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