Usage Sumerian Mythology
Scripts 𒀭𒌉𒍣(Sumerian Cuneiform)
Meaning & History
From Sumerian 𒌉 (dumu) meaning "son, child" and 𒍣 (zid) meaning "true, loyal". This was the name of a Sumerian god of shepherds and vegetation, the husband of Inanna. He was said to spend half of each year in the underworld, resulting in the yearly cycle of seasons. He was known to the Semitic peoples of Mesopotamia as Tammuz.
Entry updated May 29, 2020