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King of the mountains
Yazilikaya Sharruma.jpg
Šarruma (at left) standing on the back of a panther
Consort Daughter of Illuyanka
Parents Teshub, the weather-god
Goddess Hebat
Siblings Inara

Šarruma or Sharruma is an originally Hurrian god who was adopted into the Hittite pantheon. His name means "king of the mountains".

Sarruma is a son of the weather-god Teshub and the goddess Hebat and brother of the goddess Inara. He is often depicted riding a tiger or panther and carrying an axe (cf. labrys). He is depicted behind his father on the Illuyanka's relief found in Malatya (dating 1050-850 BC), on display in the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara, Turkey. His wife is the daughter of the dragon Illuyanka.[1]

There was a prince named after him: Ašmi-Šarruma, son of king Arnuwanda I.[2]

The Sky God kills the dragon Illuyanka. Behind him is his son Sarruma. The twisting body of the snake is depicted in undulating lines with human figures sliding along. (Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, Ankara, Turkey)

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  1. ^ Porzig, W. "Illuyankas und Typhon", Kleinasiatische Forschung I.3 (1930) pp379–86.
  2. ^ Arnuwanda I