Hittite Mythology

The Gods of the Hittites and Hurrians

ILLUYANKAS

Hittite fabulous creature

Also known as Illuyanka

Hittite Dragon who defeated the Storm God in battle and generally made a nuisance of himself

It was left to Inara to get rid of him, which she did by getting him drunk on a full stomach.

That should be the end of the story, but dragons make such good stories that Illuyankas appeared in many legendary follow-ups — with more twists and turns than a dragon’s tail.

Illuyankas Facts and Figures

Name: Illuyankas
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Illuyanka

Gender: Male
Type: fabulous creature
Area or people: Hittite
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 128

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

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