Myth - Enlil
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From Christopher Siren's page. Air god and head of the pantheon from about 2500 BC. He is the father of the gods and king of heaven and earth.
Earth god Enlil was banished to the world of the dead for raping the grain goddess, Ninlil. Their child was the Moon god, Sin.
Son of An and Ki, he assumed most of An's powers. He is the father of gods and the king of heaven.
[URL = http://home.earthlink.net/~duranki/enlil.html] Enlil
Traditions vary. He is one of the most important Mesopotamian gods, but he's sometimes the offspring of An, or the descendant of Enki and Ninki or the offspring of the water goddess Nammu.
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