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ParentsTiamat and Abzu (Akkadian)
Consortbrother Lahmu
ChildrenAnshar and Kishar

Lahamu (𒀭𒆷𒄩𒈬 , d la-ḫa-mu) was a minor figure in some variants of Mesopotamian cosmology, the feminine counterpart of Lahmu.

In some god lists she was one of the ancestors of Anu.[1][2] In Enuma Elish she is the first-born daughter of Tiamat and Abzu. With her brother Lahmu she is the mother of Anshar and Kishar, who were in turn parents of the first gods.[3]

19th and early 20th century researchers incorrectly viewed both Lahmu and Lahamu as the representations of the zodiac, parent-stars, or constellations.[4][5]


  1. ^ W. G. Lambert, Babylonian Creation Myths, 2013, p. 424
  2. ^ F. Wiggermann, Mesopotamian Protective Spirits: The Ritual Texts, 1992, p. 154-155
  3. ^ W. G. Lambert, Babylonian Creation Myths, 2013, p. 417
  4. ^ Hewitt, J.F. History and Chronology of the Myth-Making Age. p. 85.
  5. ^ W. King, Leonard. Enuma Elish Vol 1 & 2: The Seven Tablets of Creation; The Babylonian and Assyrian Legends Concerning the Creation of the World and of Mankind. p. 78.


  • Michael Jordan, Encyclopedia of Gods, Kyle Cathie Limited, 2002