The acts of nature that the Mesopotamians viewed everyday were attributed to the workings of their gods and for that reason that is why there are so many different ones. There were four gods that were the highest of them all. These were the sky god Anu, the overarching bowl of heaven, Enlil, seen as the most powerful, who could produce raging storms or act to help man, Nin-khursag, the goddess of Earth, and the last was Enki, the water god and the patron of wisdom (Jacobsen). These gods did not act alone however because there were so many functions to be done but consulted with the assembly of fifty, the Annunaki (Jacobsen). The gods would work together to influence the Mesopotamian world but there were also demons in which were created by the gods that could affect the people. The demons had the body of a human but possessed the head of another animal or bird, some of them were good and would help the humans, while others were there to make their life harder (Widengren). The people of this time also believed in monsters that were the combination of animals and birds that would terrorize the humans (Widengren). The gods were in the lives of the Mesopotamians and ruled their... [continues]
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