Abu (god)

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Abu in Sumerian religion was a minor god of plants. He was one of the eight deities born to relieve the illness of Enki. Abu means "father of plants and vegetation."

Stephen Langdon has proposed that Abu may have been an early name of Tammuz, on the basis that Abu was identified as the consort of Inanna, and that the name Abu did not appear in texts later than the Third Dynasty of Ur. [1]


  • Michael Jordan, Encyclopedia of Gods, Kyle Cathie Limited, 2002
  1. ^ Stephen Langdon, Tammuz and Ishtar: A Monograph Upon Babylonian Religion and Theology,