Mesopotamian Mythology

The Ancient Gods of Sumer and Babylon...

SHAMASH

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 — 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

In charge of: the Sun
Area of expertise: Sun

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 171

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

References: Coming soon.

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