Nanna the Sumerian Moon God

Nanna was the Sumerian moon god (not to be confused with the goddess Nanna, Baldr’s wife in Norse mythology). He later became identified with the Semitic god Sin. Nanna was said to be the son of Enlil and Ninlil. His wife, Ningal (Great Lady), bore him two powerful children, Utu/Shamash and Athtart/Inanna/Ishtar. Nanna/Sin is called En-zu, meaning Lord of Wisdom, partially because the wisdom of astronomy and astrology depends on moon phases.

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