Cylinder of Adda
- This link has a photograph of the ancient Akkadian cylinder seal. It is called the "Cylinder of Adda". The water god Ea is depicted on this seal. He is the one with water flowing from his shoulders. His scribe is standing behind him.This seal dates to about 2350 B.C. It most likely was made during the reign of Naram-Sin, who was the fourth Akkadain ruler and the grandson of Sargon the Great. Naram-Sin ruled in the years 2255-2219 B.C. The Akkadians were very much influenced by the Sumerians, whom they conquered. The god standing next to the lion is Ninurta. The names of the other deities portrayed on this seal are (from left to right) are given in this listSumerian name Akkadian nameInanna Ishtar The goddess is portrayed with wings.Utu Shamash He is a sun god and is standing below the goddess.Enki Ea This water deity has streams of water flowing from his shoulders. Fish are swimming in the streams. His vizier Issimund is standing to the right. Issimund has two faces.Neal Robbins
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