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Assyrian & Babylonian Gods and Goddesses

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Which Babylonian god, who was also the son of Enki, was considered the primary creator of the world?

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1. Which child of Sin, the Mesopotamian god of the moon, became the ruler of the underworld?

2. Tammuz was the Mesopotamian god of _____, whose periodic returns from the underworld would signify the beginning of spring.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test what you know about the ancient Assyrian and Babylonian deities. The quiz will ask you questions about the Babylonian creator god, which deity can appear as a woman or a dragon, and other significant facts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will answer test questions on:

  • Which Mesopotamian god was considered the cleverest
  • What Tammuz was god of
  • Which of Sin's children ruled the underworld

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of Assyrian and Babylonian gods to identify the son of Enki who was a god of creation to the Babylonians
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about a dual-personality goddess who sometimes was depicted as a dragon
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Mesopotamian god who was the protector of humankind

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Assyrian & Babylonian Gods and Goddesses can teach you more about this topic. You should meet these objectives upon completion:

  • Tell how long the civilization of Babylon lasted
  • Name the rivers between which the Babylonian and Assyrian empires were located
  • Explain what the Enuma Elish is
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