Mesopotamian - The Sumerian plague-god. Husband of Husbishag. He was an attendant on Ereshkigal in the underworld. When the gods invited Ereshkigal to send an emissary to collect her share of a feast they had arranged, Namtar was sent. All the gods greeted him except Nergal. Ereshkigal took offence at this slight and summoned Nergal to her presence. Identified as Namtar, Namtaru, Namtaru, Babylonian Irra or Babylonian Irra.

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