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Hurrians / Religion
Teshub
Other spellings: Teshup; Tesup



Teshub
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The supreme god of Hurrian religion, the ruler over weather in general.
He may be shown standing on the shoulders of other gods, or he may be driving a chariot drawn by bulls.
Myths tell about him defeating other prominent gods, including Anu of Mesopotamian religions. In the myth, Anu is his father, Teshub marks his victory by eating his genitals. In another important myth he defeats a stone monster emerging from the sea.
His wife was Hebat, their son was Sharruma.
He would be absorbed into Hittite religion, and assimilated with their weather god, Tarhun. In Urartian religion he is the god, Tesheba.




By Tore Kjeilen