Gender Masculine
Scripts 𒀭𒊩𒌆𒅁(Sumerian Cuneiform, Akkadian Cuneiform)

Meaning & History

Derived from Sumerian 𒊩𒌆 (nin) meaning "lord" and 𒅁 (urta) meaning "ear of barley". In Sumerian and Akkadian mythology Ninurta was a god of agriculture, hunting and healing, later associated with war. He was also called Ningirsu, though they may have originally been separate deities.


Entry updated May 29, 2020