Elamite Mythology Submitted Names

These names occur in the mythologies and legends of the Elamite people.
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HUMBAN m Near Eastern Mythology, Elamite Mythology
This was the name of the most important male god in the Elamite pantheon. His name apparently means "commander" in Elamite1, as it is derived from the Elamite verb huba "to command"2. Most sources state that Humban was the god of the sky3, though there are also a few sources who claim that he was the god of the earth4... [more]
HUTRAN m Near Eastern Mythology, Elamite Mythology
In Elamite religion, Hutran is the son of the god Humban (also known by his epithet Napirisha) and his wife, the goddess Kiririsha.1 It is uncertain what kind of god he was, but since his name might possibly mean "overwhelmer" in Elamite2, it could be that he was a god of soldiers and fighters3... [more]
INSHUSHINAK m Near Eastern Mythology, Elamite Mythology
Inshushinak was the name of one of the major gods of the Elamite pantheon. He started out as a mere local god1, in which capacity he was the patron deity of the city of Susa2. This is also reflected in his name, as it is derived from Sumerian nin-shushinak meaning "lord of Susa"3... [more]
ISHME-KARAB f Near Eastern Mythology, Elamite Mythology
This was the name of a goddess in Elamite religion. Her name is Akkadian and means "she who has heard the prayer"1 or "she has heard the supplication".2 The Elamite form of her name is said to be Išnikarap.3 The fact that her name is Akkadian rather than Elamite, is possibly due to the fact that Elam had repeatedly been under Akkadian rule and was thus influenced by the Akkadian language and culture... [more]
JABRU m Near Eastern Mythology, Elamite Mythology
This was the name of an obscure but very old god in Elamite religion. It is uncertain what the meaning of his name was in the Elamite language. Most sources equate him with the Babylonian god Anu1, so he must have been a god of the heavens... [more]
KIRIRISHA f Near Eastern Mythology, Elamite Mythology
This was the name of an important goddess in Elamite religion. Her name apparently means "Great Goddess"1 or "Great Lady"2 in the Elamite language, with one source stating that the name consists of Elamite kiri or kirir "goddess" and Elamite usa(n)3 (relation with the Elamite word rishair "great" is also likely4)... [more]
LAGAMAR f Near Eastern Mythology, Elamite Mythology
This was the name of a goddess in Elamite religion. Her name is Akkadian and means "no mercy".1 The Elamite form of her name is said to be Lakamar.2 The fact that her name is Akkadian rather than Elamite, is possibly due to the fact that Elam had repeatedly been under Akkadian rule and was thus influenced by the Akkadian language and culture... [more]
MANZAT f Near Eastern Mythology, Elamite Mythology
This was the name of a goddess in Elamite religion. Her name is derived from Akkadian manzât "rainbow".1 The fact that her name is Akkadian rather than Elamite, is possibly due to the fact that Elam had repeatedly been under Akkadian rule and was thus influenced by the Akkadian language and culture... [more]
NAHUNDI m Near Eastern Mythology, Elamite Mythology
In the Elamite pantheon, Nahundi was the god of the sun, but also the god of justice and law1. His name - spelled Nahiti in earlier times2 - was apparently the same as the word for 'sun' in Elamite3, although the literal meaning of that word is said to be "creator of the day"4... [more]
NAPIR m Near Eastern Mythology, Elamite Mythology
In the Elamite pantheon, Napir was the god of the moon.1 Some sources state that the meaning of his name is "(the) shining one"2, but this is questionable - it is more likely that it is derived from Elamite nap or napir meaning "god" (see Napirisha).3... [more]
NAPIRISHA m Near Eastern Mythology, Elamite Mythology
This is the epithet of the god Humban1 and he was almost exclusively known by this name in later times2. It means "Great God" in Elamite3, derived from Elamite nap or napir "god"4 combined with Elamite risha or rišarra "great"5 (also compare Elamite rishair6)... [more]
NARUNDI f Near Eastern Mythology, Elamite Mythology
In the Elamite pantheon, Narundi was the goddess of victory and thus we can consider her to be a war goddess.1 It is uncertain what the meaning of her name was in the Elamite language. She, along with the goddesses Shiashum and Niarzina, was said to be a sister of the 'great goddess', namely Kiririsha2... [more]
NIARZINA f Near Eastern Mythology, Elamite Mythology
This was the name of a goddess in Elamite religion. It is uncertain what the meaning of her name was in the Elamite language, though the second part of her name may have been derived from Elamite sina or zini meaning "(the) lady".1 It is said that Niarzina, along with the goddesses Narundi and Shiashum, was a sister of the 'great goddess', namely Kiririsha2... [more]
PINIKIR f Near Eastern Mythology, Elamite Mythology
This was the name of the most important goddess in Elamite religion. It is uncertain what the meaning of her name was in the Elamite language. Pinikir started out as the mother-goddess (in which capacity she was also the goddess of love and fertility), making her rank above all Elamite gods - even the male ones.1 This indicates a reverence of that what is feminine, which is reflective of both Elamite religion2 and Elamite society3: women were held in high regard and Elamite royal families' system of succession was always through the female line4 (although a ruler was always male and was called "the son of a sister"5)... [more]
SHIASHUM f Near Eastern Mythology, Elamite Mythology
This was the name of a goddess in Elamite religion. It is uncertain what the meaning of her name was in the Elamite language. Not much is known about Shiashum, unfortunately. It is said that she, along with the goddesses Narundi and Niarzina, was a sister of the 'great goddess', namely Kiririsha1... [more]
SIMUT m Near Eastern Mythology, Elamite Mythology
In the Elamite pantheon, Simut was a herald god1 - although there are also sources who claim that he was a tutelary god2 (with one source even speculating that he might have been an astral deity3)... [more]
TIRUTIR m Near Eastern Mythology, Elamite Mythology
This was the name of an obscure god in Elamite religion. It is uncertain what the meaning of his name was in the Elamite language. Tirutir was a local god1: he was worshipped only in the Elamite city Ayapir2 (also spelled Aiapir; it was later called Malamir, and nowadays it is known as Izeh in Iran3)... [more]