Mesopotamian Mythology

The Ancient Gods of Sumer and Babylon...

ADRAMMELECH

Sepharvaim Sun God

Picture of the Mesopotamian Sun God Adrammelech from our Mesopotamian mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Supreme God of the Sun

As featured in the Old Testament 2Kings 17:31

Do you know where Sepharvaim was? Well, don’t worry. But for the record it was a city which in Old Testament times had a pretty decent library and was therefore in constant danger of being burnt to the ground.

The consort of Anammelech, the Moon, Adrammelech himself was very popular, offering warmth and protection for the very reasonable price of a few burnt infant sacrifices. We can’t say what form his protection took, but as he was a Sun God it was probably sunstroke.

When the Sepharvites moved to Samaria, their Gods went with them. The Sepharvites ended up as good Samaritans, but their Gods were up against some pretty stiff competition. Consequently, Adrammelech appears to have burnt out long ago.

Adrammelech Facts and Figures

Name: Adrammelech
Pronunciation: A-DRAM-Eh-Lehk
Alternative names:

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

In charge of: the Sun
Area of expertise: Sun

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 193

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Article last revised on September 26, 2018 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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