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Gender Masculine
Scripts 𒀭𒂗𒆠(Sumerian Cuneiform)
Pronounced Pron. ENG-kee(English)
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Meaning & History

From Sumerian 𒂗 (en) meaning "lord" and 𒆠 (ki) meaning "earth, ground" (though maybe originally from 𒆳 (kur) meaning "underworld, mountain"). Enki, called Ea by the Akkadians, Assyrians and Babylonians, was the Sumerian god of water and wisdom and the keeper of the Me, the divine laws.

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Akkadian depiction of Enki (Ea)Akkadian depiction of Enki (Ea)

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