Gender Masculine
Scripts 𒀭𒂗𒆠(Sumerian Cuneiform)
Pronounced Pron. ENG-kee(English)  [key·IPA]

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.


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


Entry updated December 7, 2022