Mesopotamian - An Akkadian sun-god and god of fertility. Brother of Belil and Belet-Seri. Son and husband of Ishtar, some say. Brother of Ningishzida, some say. In some accounts, Tammuz was found floating on water, in others he was the son of Ishtar who had him torn to pieces and thrown into the sea. When, as a result, the earth became barren she regretted what she had done and descended to the underworld to demand his release from her sister Ereshkigal. Some say that he returned as Damu or as Ningishzida, others that he died every year, rising again in the spring, still others that he spent half the year with each of the sisters. In some accounts, he is equated with Hey-Tau, Kingu or Ningirsu; others say that Tammuz was killed by a boar. He was one of the doorkeepers of heaven and was associated with the constellation Orion. Sometimes referred to as Tammuz, Du'uzu, Du'uzu, Dumuzi, sacred birds, sacred birds, birds, Ainu Ahura Mazda, Amaterasu, Apollo, Athena, Helius, Hermes, Mercury, Mithra, Nyx, Zas Arawn, Artemis, China, Fukurokuju, Kwannon, Lares, Mannanan, Perseus, Shou Shen, Thoth Apollo, Asclepius, Angerbode Brac, Cronus, Odin, Saturn, Yama Juno Aphrodite, Astarte Ararjatis, Ataragatis, Hachiman, Venus Dusara, Jupiter Egypt Apollo, Baba, Brahma, Dionysus, Egypt, Eros, Epona, Hera, Horus, Iris, Juno, Kaltesh, Mars, Ops, Osiris, Seb, Thoth, Vishnu Isis Apollo, Here, Tethys Zoastrianism Asclepius, Inara Ketu, Minerva Brahma, Lakshmi, Sarasvati Apollo, Melkarth Asclepius, Noah, Odin Saturn Aphrodite, Venus Hera, Sweden Aphrodite, Isis Aphrodite, Venus Aztecs, Maya Apollo, Ares Heracles, Isis, Izanagi, Izanami Ares Triptolemus Amaterasu, Tammus, Tammus, Tamoza, Tamoza, Thammuz, Thammuz, Dao(nu)s, Dao(nu)s, Ninib, Ninib, Adar, Nerig, Nin-ip, Nineb, Ningirsu, Ninip, Nirig, Adar, Ber, Nerig Uras, Hittite Zamana, Roman Saturn, Thammu, Thammu, Babylonian Marduk, Babylonian Marduk, Ashur, Sandan, Tagtug, Greek Adonis, Greek Adonis, Attis, Phrygian Attis, Phrygian Attis, Adonis, Sumerian Dumuzi(-Abzu), Sumerian Dumuzi(-Abzu), Dumuzida, Dumuzida, Mirsi, Mirsi, Mirsu, Sibziann or Sibziann.

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