Mesopotamian Mythology

The Ancient Gods of Sumer and Babylon...


Akkadian Sun God 🌞

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

All-seeing Sun God of Upholding the Law

From his vantage point above the world he keeps everyone under surveillance and judges accordingly. You can run but you can’t hide β€” like a sacred spy satellite he drifts above all recording everything.

And don’t even think of telling a fib. He slices truth from lies with a blade.

Shamash Facts and Figures

Name: Shamash
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

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

Role: 🌞
In charge of: the Sun
Area of expertise: Sun

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 3640

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

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