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Popular Babylonian Names

There are plenty of names for babylonians that are used in literature and popular culture today. These include Baba-aha-iddina, Marduk-apla-iddina, Kishar, Nabonidus, and Adad-shuma-usur. However, they are just some of the most popular babylonian names. If you are looking for a name for your child, be sure to check out the list below.

Baba-aha-iddina

The Baba-aha-iddina (pronounced bah-bah-id-ina) was the 9th king of the Dynasty of E (Babylon) in the sixth century BCE. He was a shrewd politician, having spent the previous year in Assyria. He is credited with launching the modern day apex predator known as the Babylonian Empire. Nevertheless, the Assyrians were not short on gifts from the Babylonian court of gods. During his brief reign, the eponymous emperor managed to wreak havoc on his subjects. After his death, a succession of kings would take the mantle and rule the roost for over a thousand years. In the process, they would leave their mark on the human race in the form of the Great Flood of Babylon.

The baffling thing is that a number of these fads have been tainted with the blood of sex and ego. This is not to say that the people of the early Bronze Age were any less oblivious than their modern counterparts. Nevertheless, some are still out to get a piece of the action. To this end, the likes of aforementioned benefactors and a bevy of scribes ply their trade. Sadly, none of this may have benefited the good ol' US of A. One of the more noteworthy members of the group was a shrewd political gambit called the Babilonia Reies. With the aid of the Assyrians, this savvy bunch laid the groundwork for a long and prosperous reign.

Marduk-apla-iddina

Marduk-apla-iddina is a name of a Chaldean prince who was king of Babylonia for nine months, in 703. He was born in the Bit-Yakin tribe, a tribe in the region of the Persian Gulf that was once a part of Sealand.

Marduk-apla-iddina was a leader of the Bit-Yakin clan. As a result, he was well-acquainted with the Babylonian territory, a land of marshes and intertidal flats. However, he was also at odds with the Assyrian kings. The Assyrians repressed him and drove him from the city.

His rebellion was short-lived. It ended when he was defeated by a monarch of the Akkadian kingdom. Marduk-apla-iddina fled to Elam and died there. In his absence, the throne of Babylon fell to a satrap of Babylon named Merodach-Baladan.

Merodach-Baladan, a satrap of Babylonia, claimed the throne of Babylon from Eriba-Marduk, a ruler of Bit-Iakin, who died in 703. His rule in Babylon lasts for over a decade.

During his reign, the Assyrian king Sargon II made an attempt to take control of Babylon. This led to a number of rebellions in the empire. Many of these kings were weak. There were also some cities that joined the Assyrian empire. Some of them were reformed, including Nippur, which retained its old ruler.

While the Babylonian kings were not able to regain control of the satrapy, some tribes remained loyal to them. Several Babylonian cities had city assemblies and temple communities.

Kishar

Kishar is a Babylonian goddess of the earth and the daughter of Anshar. In some myths she is equated to the goddess Antu.

She was born to provide sustenance for the Annunnaki. Her earliest appearance is in the opening lines of the Enuma Elish. However, she is also mentioned in the Myth of Adapa.

Among the gods of Mesopotamia were Ningishzida, a goddess of fertility, and Ereshkigal, a goddess of the underworld. Both were associated with the gates of the gods.

There were other Sumerian gods of the underworld, such as Gula, Ninurta, and Damu. These were primarily agricultural goddesses, but their associations included fire, sexual love, fertility, and the underworld.

There were also several Sumerian gods of the sky, including Emesh, Enten, and Amurru. These gods were also primarily agricultural and created fertile fields and trees.

The most important god in the Mesopotamian pantheon was EA/ENKI. He was also known as Ea Mummu and Nudimmud. Aside from his duties as a patron of craftsmen, Ea also advised good men.

Another Sumerian god was Ninurta, who was associated with agriculture. His mother was Gula, who was also a consort of Ninazu. Other Sumerian gods include ADAD, whose consort was Shala. Nabu, a son of Marduk, was one of the most important gods in Mesopotamia.

Other gods of the underworld in the Babylonian pantheon were NEDU, a god of the underworld who was responsible for guiding the spirits of the dead. BABA, a goddess of the birth goddesses, and GIBIL, a judge, were also involved in the underworld.

Ninkarrak

Ninkarrak is the name of a Sumerian goddess of healing. She is the patroness of physicians and medical practitioners. Her name was associated with the city of Isin. Other cult centers for her include Borsippa and Lagas.

Ninkarrak's name is a variation of Akkadian azugallatu, a name used in reference to a great healer. The earliest known attestation of the name of Gula/Ninkarrak comes from the Ur III period.

Gula was a powerful goddess. Her attribute animal was the dog. This reflects her prominence as the great healer. During the Kassite period, her popularity rose. Several temples dedicated to her were built in Assur and Shirgulla. There is also evidence that her temple was in the present-day Syrian city of Terqa.

Another possible origin of the name of Ninkarrak is the Akkadian word for 'great' (gu-la). Kraus suggests that the name could be an Akkadian word for 'Lady of Kar'. However, it is likely that the name originates in an unidentified substrate language.

Ninkarrak and her consort Gula were also referred to as the Great Healers of the Black Heads. Their dogs were frequently mentioned in curse formulae. They are thought to have developed into a healing goddess due to the illness of the people who were afflicted by the formulae.

Ninkarrak's most important cult center was Isin. In NBC 6762 (unpubl. ):4-5, a syllabic writing of Nuska is reconstructed. It describes her as the "Great Physician of the Land". A small number of letters refer to her as 'your god'.

Adad-shuma-usur

Adad-shuma-usur was a 3rd century Babylonian king of the dynasty known as the Kassites. He was named after the Assyrian emperor Marduk, and was the 32nd king of the dynasty. He is one of the ancestors of Ashur-nirari. His name is not mentioned in the inscriptions of Meli-Sipak, but it's not impossible that he was related.

Adad-shuma-usur had a rather lengthy reign over Babylon, which may have lasted for more than twenty-two years. His most impressive feats were restoring the walls of Nippur and reclaiming lands of the Elamites. Among his other achievements, Adad-shuma-usur is credited with the invention of the wheel. However, there aren't many tablets from his reign. The aforementioned wheel was most likely a Samas-zera-subsi, a legal documents revolving around the sale and purchase of cattle.

There are also two tablets that have survived the ages: the aforementioned and the aforementioned. They are both inscribed with a double-dating formula. In the case of the latter, it is the same as in the former, which is to say that the formula was reformulated in the neo-Babylonian era. It is believed that the two were cobbled together by a clever Assyrian scribe. This is a good indication that the Samas-zera-subsi is indeed the heir to the Adad-shuma-usur throne, but it's not clear who penned the former.

Another piece of the puzzle is the aforementioned enigma. Among its tidbits are sixteen dated economic texts. One tablet in particular, a single shard of white limestone, bears the tiniest of inscriptions, but the gist of the piece is that it is the aforementioned.

Nabonidus

Nabonidus was the last native king of Babylon. His son, Belshazzar, was regent when he was absent. In fact, he ruled in his father's place for several years.

The dynastic table will help you figure out who Nabonidus was. If you are unsure, you can always search for him online. Another way to get a more precise search is to use the Search Ancient Texts tool.

During Nebuchadnezzar's rule, Nabonidus held an exalted position in his court. When he was in his eighth year, he was able to govern a city. He was then chosen as the king. He married an Egyptian woman. It is possible that Nabonidus was a member of the Sargonid dynasty.

Nabonidus was also a devoted votary of the moon god Sin. His mother was a priestess in the temple of Sin in Harran. During the New Year's festival, he would have performed public rites. This made him a target of the priests of the chief Babylonian deity Marduk.

He was also the governor of the northern city of Harran. Many Aramaeans lived in this city. During the time of his reign, Aramaic was becoming the dominant language of the empire.

Some scholars claim that Nabonidus was a reformer. Other scholars argue that he was henotheistic. Either way, he is portrayed as a royal anomaly.

There is controversy over why Nabonidus left Babylon. Some historians say that he left because of conflicts with the priests of the chief deity, Marduk. Others believe that he may have wanted a power base outside the Babylonian system.

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