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Enki(ĕng`kē), ancient water god of Sumerian origin, worshiped in Babylonian religion. The great benefactor of mankind, Ea was called the lord of wisdom, of magic, and of the arts and sciences. With the sky god Anu and the earth god Enlil, or Bel, he was the third of the great divine triad.
one of the three great gods of Assyro-Babylonian religion and mythology, the other two being Enlil and Anu. Among the Sumerians, Ea was known as Enki. He was the deity of the world ocean and of the fresh water beneath the ground. He was also the god of wisdom. Ea was considered benevolent.
(also Enki), in Babylonian-Assyrian religion and mythology, one of three supreme deities, the others being Anu and Enlil. The god of subterranean waters, Enki was the patron of wisdom and of cultural inventions.