Ea

Mesopotamian - A Babylonian sea-god, the primaeval. Ocean personified, god of wisdom. Son of Ansar and Kisar or of An. Brother of Enlil. Husband of Damkina. Father of Adapa, Khi-dimme-azaga, Marduk, Mulu-kri, Nira and Silik. Father of Bel and Ishtar, some say. He represented water and Enlil represented earth. Mixed together they produced humans. He is credited with having instructed man in the arts of agriculture, magic, architecture, etc. and warned Atrahasis (Utnapishtim) of the impending flood. He is depicted as half man, half fish, with two heads or dressed in fish skins or, in the role of creator-god, as a snake. In some accounts, he is regarded as a manifestation of Ansar. Occasionally identified as Ea, Aa, Aa, Ansar, Ansar, Anshar, Assoros, Assorus, Ilu Sar, S(h)ar, 'sky', Ea-Sarru, Ea-Sarru, Enlil, Enlil, Bel-Enlil, Elil, Great Mountain, Ilu, Lord of the Storm, Narru, Nunammir, Old Bel, Rimm, Rimn, Zulummar, Bel, Illil(os), Ilu, 'windlord', Babylonian Adad, Hurrian Ellil, Kumarbi, Hea, Hea, Hoa, Hoa, Aos, Nidim, Nidim, Enki, Nidimmud, Nidimmud, Amma-ana-ki, Amma-ana-ki, Dunga, Dunga, Engur, Engur, Enti, Enti, Kuski-banda, Kuski-banda, Oannes, Lamha, Lamha, ugal-ida(k), ugal-ida(k), Lugalid, Lugalid, Lugal-ida, Mummu, Mummu, Mommu, Tiamat, Moymis, Nadimmud, Nadimmud, Ninikug, Nudim, Nudimmud, Ninigkug, Nudim(mud), 'shaper', Naqbu, Naqbu, Nidim(mud), Nidim(mud), Ninbuba, Ninbuba, Nun-ura, Nun-ura, Nurra, Sa-kala-ma, Sa-kala-ma, Sassu-wunnu, Sassu-wunnu, Shar Apsi, Shar Apsi, Sumerian Enki or Sumerian Enki.

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