Sagisu

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Sagisu
King of Ebla
Reignc. 2680 BC Middle chronology
PredecessorDa (.) (.)
SuccessorDane'um
King of Ebla

Sagisu (also Sagishu) was a king (Malikum) of the first Eblaite kingdom ruling c. 2680 BC.[1] The king's name is translated as "DN has killed".[note 1][2]

Eblaites practiced deceased kings worship;[3] the cult of Sagisu was maintained in Ebla and was of importance during the enthronement of new kings.[4] Offerings were presented to Sagisu during the coronation festivals of kings Irkab-Damu and Isar-Damu; this prove the continuity of the royal family of Ebla.[5]

King Sagisu of Ebla
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Da (.) (.)
King of Ebla
2680 BC
Succeeded by
Dane'um

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ DN is an abbreviation to Divine Name

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ William J. Hamblin (2006). Warfare in the Ancient Near East to 1600 BC. pp. 241, 242. ISBN 9781134520626.
  2. ^ Cyrus Herzl Gordon; Gary Rendsburg; Nathan H. Winter (2002). Eblaitica: Essays on the Ebla Archives and Eblaite Language, Volume 4. p. 219. ISBN 9781575060606.
  3. ^ Cyrus Herzl Gordon; Gary Rendsburg; Nathan H. Winter (2002). Eblaitica: Essays on the Ebla Archives and Eblaite Language, Volume 4. p. 217. ISBN 9781575060606.
  4. ^ I. Tzvi Abusch; Carol Noyes; William W. Hallo; Irene Winter, eds. (2001). Proceedings of the XLV Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale: Historiography in the Cuneiform World, Part 1. p. 5. ISBN 9781883053673.
  5. ^ Ismail Farouq, ed. (1996). Proceedings of the international symposium on Syria and the Ancient Near East, 300-3000 B.C. p. 14.