Samas

Mesopotamian - A Babylonian sun-god. Son of Sin. Brother of Ishtar and Isum. Twin brother of Nannar, some say. Consort of Aa. Father of Giru, Kittu, Mesharu and Nusku. A form of Marduk as 'lawgiver', originally the same as Tammuz but later regarded as a separate deity. He is depicted holding a sword with a serrated edge and with flames round his head and shoulders. Sometimes known as Samas, Mes An Du, Mes An Du, Samash, Samash, Shamas, Shamas, Shamash, Shamash, Shemesh, Shemesh, Zemen, Utuki, Utuki, Utu, Heres, Heres, Ma-banda-anna, Ma-banda-anna, Marduk, Marduk, Adad, Addu, Amarud, Amurru-Ramman, Assaluha, Avenger, Hegal, Marlah, Murduk, Qaru, Suhgurim, Zisi, Agaku, Agilma, Amaradu(k), Aranunna, Asai, As(s)alluha, Asar(i), Asaru(alim) Asaruludu, Bel(-Enlil) Bel-Marduk, Bel Matai, Epadum, Gibil, Gil(ma), (Gish) Qaru, Gugal, Iku, Irkingu, Lugal-Dimmer-An-Ki-A, Kinma, Marad, Namru, Namtillaku, Nari, Sandan, S(h)amas(h), Shazu, Sin, Sirsir, Tuku, Tutu, Usire, Zah(gu)rim, Ziku, Ziukinna, Zulum, Assyrian Ashur, Greek Zeus, Hebrew Merodach, Sumerian Enlil, Tagtug, Shulpae, Sachi, Sachi, S(h)amash, S(h)amash, Akkadian Babbar, Akkadian Babbar, Samos, Sams, Shullat, Shullat, Arab Hirmis, Babylonian Samas, Greek Hermes, Arab Aliha, Arab Aliha, Canaanite Sapas, Canaanite Sapas, Moabite Chemosh, Moabite Chemosh, Persian Aftab, Persian Aftab, Semitic Samos, Semitic Samos, Sumerian Utu, Sumerian Utu or Sapas.

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