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by Micha F. Lindemans
The Sumerian name for the sky and earth gods, the assembly of the high gods, and especially for the deities of a local pantheon. Before the destroyed the earth with a great flood, they warned Ziusudra, king of Shurappak, of the deluge. He built an ark in which the seeds of mortals were preserved during the seven days and seven nights the waters raged. The name means "those of princely seed". They are similar to the Akkadian Anunnaku.

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