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Sarruma
King of mountains
Parents Teshub, the weather-god
Goddess Hebat
Siblings Inara
Consort the daughter of the dragon Illuyanka


Šarruma or Sharruma is an originally Hurrian god who was adopted into the Hittite pantheon. There was a prince named after him - Ašmi-Šarruma, son of Arnuwanda I.

Name

Sarruma's name means "king of the mountains".

Mythology

Sarruma is a son of the weather-god Teshub and the goddess Hebat and brother of Inara. He is often depicted riding a tiger or panther and carrying an axe (cf. labrys). He is depicted behind his father on the Illuyanka's relief found in Malatya (dating 1050-850 BC), on display in the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara, Turkey. His wife is the daughter of the dragon Illuyanka.

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The Sky God kills the dragon Illuyanka. Behind him his son Sarruma

The twisting body of the snake is depicted in undulating lines with human figures sliding along
Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, Ankara, Turkey

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