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This should mention the name became synonymous with Marduk it's the 7th name of Marduk, as given in the Enuma-Elis.eg see http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/amgg/listofdeities/asalluhi/index.html (May 2018) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
As Namshub (shining), he is considered a protective deity, "the shining god that illuminates our path". The Enuma Elish describes Asaruludu as "the light of the gods". Another version states he is "the wielder of the flaming sword" and "ensures the most perfect safety".
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- Brigitte Groneberg: Die Götter des Zweistromlandes. Kulte, Mythen, Epen. Artemis & Winkler, Stuttgart 2004, ISBN 3-7608-2306-8.
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