Hittite Mythology

ARINNA

Hittite Sun Goddess

Also known as ARINIDDU

Mother Goddess of the Sun

She is a warm and sunny Goddess who offers protection from war and disaster. Nothing can go wrong while the sun shines.

Her consort, the Storm God, is a bit of a mystery. Although he’s the Top God of the Hittites and very very important, no-one knows who he is. His name has been lost in the mists of time. It’s therefore likely to be rather unmemorable.

The Hittites were quite happy to worship any God who happened to be passing, which can only lead to further confusion. But it seems that their mysterious Storm God eventually became amalgamated with TESHUB.

Arinna Facts and Figures

Name: Arinna
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: ARINIDDU

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Area or people: Hittite
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: the Sun
Area of expertise: Sun

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present

Article last updated on 20 May 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

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