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Ninurta

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(Sumerian) A warrior deity, involved with armies, weaponry, and the suppression of revolt. He has another nature as well, though, that of an agrarian deity devoted to tillage of the soil and teaching the arts of the farm.

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LE CYCLE DE NINURTA OU LES HEURS ET MALHEURS D'UN
Et il y eut un esprit dans l'Homme. Jean Bottéro et la Mésopotamie. Travaux de la Maison René-Ginouvès 6, Paris 2009 : 257-260.
One and a half millennia of Lugal-e
Jan 22, 2011 also known as “The Exploits of Ninurta” or “Ninurta und die Steine” approx.
NIMROD BEFORE AND AFTER THE BIBLE K. van der Toorn and
number of these compositions it is the god Ninurta who is the monster- slayer.
Documents from the Practice of Law
Lu-Ninurta did not open her mouth; she kept it secret.
SUMERIAN CONSORT
rain, storm, war. Enegi E'ugalgal. Haniš divination.

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Digging tswana roots
Indeed, Ninurta was also known in Indian legend as Indra and he had a feared abducting plane that had a net with which he could entrap and abduct his enemies. This same Ninurta was also known a NIN.GIR.

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Ninurta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ninurta
May 5, 1997 The Sumero-Babylonian god of rain, fertility, war, thunderstorms, wells, canals, floods, the plough and the South Wind.
Ninurta and the Turtle - www.GatewaysToBabylon.com
Ninurta was unable to climb out of the pit. Enki stood on the edge of the pit, and looked down at Ninurta far below, where he was still clawed by the turtle.
INANNA DEFEATS ENKIITES; NINURTA, NOT MARDUK TO NEXT
Erishkigal kills sister Inanna lest Inanna and Nergal Create Heir to Africa under Inanna's control. Inanna and Enlilites defeat Enkiites, trap Marduk in pyramid.
Ninurta