Nahundi

Nahundi or Nahhundi (in Akkadian, Nahhunte) was the ancient Elamite god of the sun and of law. His name means "creator of the day".[1] Little else is known about this deity.

A great 12th century BCE king of Elam, Shutur Nahundi (Shutruk-Nahhunte), was named after this god. It is possible that through trade and cultural exchange the Ammonites sun gods Milcom and Molech came to resemble bulls.[2]

A stele from Susa dated to the second millennium BCE can be found at the Louvre, which portrays the deity administering justice.[1]

References

  1. Leick, Gwendolyn (1991). A Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Mythology. Routledge.
  2. https://web.archive.org/web/20160222154459/http://www.elamit.net/


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