Sarruma

Sarruma
King of the mountains
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. There was a prince named after him - Ašmi-Šarruma, son of king Arnuwanda I.[1]

Contents

  • Name 1
  • Mythology 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Name

Sarruma's name means "king of the mountains".

Mythology

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.[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)

See also

References

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