Enlil

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Enlil

(ĕnlĭl`), ancient earth god of Sumerian origin, worshiped in Babylonian religion. With the sky god Anu and the water god Ea, he formed the great divine triad. Enlil, also referred to as Bel, could be hostile or beneficent. He was responsible for the order and harmony in the universe, but as a god of storms and winds he brought terrible destruction.

Enlil

 

in Babylonian-Assyrian religion and mythology, one of the three supreme deities, the others being Anu and Ea. Enlil was the personification of natural forces. According to the myths, he separated the sky from the earth, invented farming implements, created the gods of livestock raising and land cultivation, and introduced people to culture. As the god of the elements, Enlil was also believed to be the cause of natural disasters.

Enlil

ordered wholesale destruction of humanity by flood. [Babylonian Myth.: Gilgamesh]

Enlil

storm god responsible for deluge. [Babyl. Myth.: Parrinder, 91]