Mesopotamian Mythology

The Ancient Gods of Sumer and Babylon...

ETANA

Babylonian legendary mortal

King of Kish in Babylon

He rescued a sacred eagle from serpents after a request from Shamash. In gratitude the eagle offered to fly Etana up to heaven for a consultation about heredity problems as he had not yet sired a son.

According to some reports the story ends here as the eagle crashed and they never made it. Yet further sifting through the Babylon Echo tabloids there is a mention in a birth column of a Son of Kish. So did the queen re-marry? Did Shamash intervene?

You see how thrilling this Godchecker business is — Hold the Front Page. Stock Market Failure Expected as Airline Crashes or cynics announce Kish Tomorrow Goodbye.

Etana Facts and Figures

Name: Etana
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

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

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 112

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

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