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by John Magill
The name means "Trusty timber". He is a Sumerian god paired with Dumuzi, son of Ninazu, consort of Belili, doorkeeper of Anu. Main cult centers were located in: Gishbanda, between Lagash and Ur. His symbol was the horned snake known as Basmu in akkadian, it was sixty leages long and had multiple mouths and tongues.

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