Adad - God of Weather. - Sumerian God. Adad Ramman is the God of Weather Hurricanes Storms Thunder and Rain.
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Adad - God of Weather.

Adad

Adad (Ramman) is the God of Weather, Hurricanes, Storms, Thunder and Rain. Adad consort was Shala, a goddess of grain. Adad had a double sanctuary in Assur which he shared with Anu. He is depicted with a horned helmet holding lightning and thunderbolts. Often he is shown riding or standing near a bull or lion-dragon.

Adad was a god to be feared as well as worshipped, he brings the rain that causes the earth to be fertile, on the other hand the storms he sends out bring havoc and destruction. He is the son of the Moon God, Nanna, and Ningal, the Goddess of reeds.

He is also known as the 'Lord of Foresight', being able to foretell the future, and was invoked to preside over haruspicies. Shamash and Adad were addressed together as the gods of oracles and of divination in general.

--~Attributes and Correspondences~--

Area of Influence:
Weather, Hurricanes, Storms, Thunder, Rain, Divination

Sumerian

Heaven

Bull

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Shala

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Thunderbolt, Bull, Lion

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Sumerian - Gods and Goddesses

NameTitleType

Adad

God of Weather.

God

Anu

God of heaven, lord of constellations, king of gods

God

Ashur

Patron God of Assur.

God

Dagan

Fertility god of grain and fish.

God

Enki

God of the Sea and River.

God

Enlil

God of breath, wind, loft and breadth.

God

Gibil

God of Fire.

God

Inanna

Queen of Heaven and Mother Goddess.

Goddess

Ishara

Goddess of Love

Goddess

Marduk

God of water, vegetation, judgment, and magic.

God

Ninhursag

Earth goddess and goddess of fertility.

Goddess

Ninkasi

Goddess of alcohol.

Goddess

Ninlil

Goddess of the air, and the South Wind

Goddess

Ninurta

God of War.

God

Shala

Goddess of grain and compassion.

Goddess

Shamash

Sun God

God

Sin

Moon God

God

Tammuz

God of food and vegetation.

God

Tiamat

Sea Goddess

Goddess

Utu

Sun God

God

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