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Shamash

(shä`mäsh), sun god of Semitic origin, worshiped in Babylonia and Assyria. He was one of the great deities of ancient Middle Eastern religions, god of law, order, and justice. The chief center of his cult was Sippar. In Sumerian civilization he was called Utu.
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Shamash

 

in Babylonian-Assyrian religion and mythology, the god of the sun, justice, and oracles.

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(36) Moreover, as indicated, one may find Mesopotamian parallels to the use of a model for the manufacture of an image, for example, in the Shamash Tablet mentioned above--though not in the other two primary texts cited, as Irvine himself admitted.
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Old Sol has served as one of the supreme forces in a great variety of religions (1): Egyptian Ra and Horus, Sumerian Utu, Mesopotamian (Akkadian, Assyrian, and Babylonian) Shamash, Canaanite Shapash (also known as the "torch of the gods"), Syrian Elagabalus, (2) Roman Apollo, Incan Inti, Aztec (also known as "people of the sun") Tonatiuh, Hindu Surya, Shinto Amaterasu Omikami (Great Divinity Illuminating Heaven), and Slavic Dajbog, just to mention some of the major figures.