Hittite Mythology

The Gods of the Hittites and Hurrians

TARU

Hattic 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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

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

In charge of: Weather
Area of expertise: Weather

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 144

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Article last revised on May 21, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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