Mesopotamian Mythology

The Ancient Gods of Sumer and Babylon...

ADAD

Babylonian Storm God

Picture of the Mesopotamian Storm God Adad from our Mesopotamian mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Storm God of Thundery Weather

He spends most of his time hurtling around in his chariot littering the skies with forked lightning. He is also a God of Divination, manipulating entrails and rigging dice to convey future info to the wise.

He was one of seventy children and if, as some claim, his mother was Asherah, she must have taken a trip to the seaside because his father was some obscure Sea Deity with a name like ‘Prince of the Sea’ or ‘Deep Sea Doohdah’. Adad destroyed him anyway with a total wipeout, so we shall never know.

Adad is identified with the Sumerian Ishkur, and was also known as Hadad to the Canaanites.

Adad Facts and Figures

Name: Adad
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

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

In charge of: Storms
Area of expertise: Storms

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 156

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Article last revised on September 26, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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