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Ianna

AKA Ishtar or Ashtorerh
Fertility goddess
"Queen of Heaven"
Her mate is Tammuz
-their story explains the seasons
Ishtar on the gate of Babylon

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Sumer's fertility goddess

Ianna

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Called the Queen of Heaven

Inanna

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Known in the bible because of ashtoreth poles

Inanna

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Tiamat

Female
Salt Sea Chaos Monster
Mate of Apsu
Destroyed by Marduk
-all things created from his death

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Apsu

Tiamat's mate
Fresh water

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Marduk

Son of Ea
Champion over Tiamat
AKA bel-Marduk

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Champion over Tiamat

Marduk

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Chaos monster

Tiamat

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Atrahasis

Built a boat to save humans from gods

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Young gods

Igigu

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Old gods

Anunnaki

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Why did the gods want to destroy humans

They were too populous and noisy

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Why did the igigu create humans?

To do their work

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Who created the humans

Igigu