Enlil (Sumerian = ‘lord (of the) wind’) Akkadian as Ellil, in Greek as Illinos. The supreme god in the Sumerian pantheon. He is ‘King of lands’; because of his strength he is called Rimu (‘wild ox’), and another of his epithets is kur-gal (‘great mountain’). His weapon is the storm-flood. Enlil’s father is the sky-god An, his spouse is Ninlil. As lord of the tablets of destiny he can determine the course of the world. He is not always well-disposed towards human beings; and to their misfortune he sends them the Deluge and the monster Labbu. As a symbol of his power Enlil bears a head-dress decorated with horns (the so-called horned crown). His specific number is fifty.[1]

Enlil and Ninlil

A Sumerian myth concerning the underworld. Enlil, the air god, and Ninlil, the air goddess, unite to produce Nanna, the moon god. After Enlil is banished to the underworld, Ninlil follows him and is impregnated by him under three different guises. She gives birth to three underworld deities: Nergal, Ninazu, and a third deity whose name is unknown.[2]


  1. Lurker, Manfred. Dictionary of gods and goddesses, devils and demons, page 110
  2. Baskin, Wade. Dictionary Of Satanism, page 121