Mesopotamian Mythology

The Ancient Gods of Sumer and Babylon...

ENLIL

Mesopotamian Storm God

Also known as ELLIL, Elil

Popular Storm God

He started as the top Sumerian deity of Storms and related Meteorological Phenomena. But his popularity spread to the Akkadians and beyond.

As a God of Storms he doesn’t care much for humans and snots with fury if disturbed. (Editor’s note: I think that should be ‘snorts with fury’. At least, I hope so. Otherwise it doesn’t bear thinking about.)

Enlil keeps the Tablet of Destinies and looks after the ME, which give him absolute power over everything and help ward off headaches.

Enlil Facts and Figures

Name: Enlil
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: ELLIL, Elil

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

In charge of: Storms
Area of expertise: Storms

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 368

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Article last revised on May 24, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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