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Dingir , Diĝir ( Sumerian DINGIR, DIĜIR, ? , emesal dim-me-er; Akkadian ) is the Sumerian singular name for divine beings, divine objects and divine mysticism . In the plural , dingir was doubled and used as a dingir-dingir . Cuneiform sumer dingir.svg Assyrian cuneiform U1202D MesZL 10.svg

As a determinative before the respective terms, DINGIR , or D for short , was written and read, but not pronounced. In the transcription of cuneiform texts, determinatives like dingir are superscripted in order to mark them as such.

The determinative Dingir was not used for deities beginning with AN, as AN was generally used as a logogram for heaven and represented the supreme god AN as the father of the Dingir-Dingir ( father of all divine ). According to Sumerian mythology, everything AN related was divine.

As a sumerogram , DINGIR was used in later times, for example in the Akkadian and Hittite languages . Sumerograms were until the 1st century BC. In use.


God of everything
Divine Powers
Creation gods
sons of An
Sky gods
sons / daughters
gods mother goddesses
Star gods
belonging to underworld gods
Killed gods
underworld gods
Shackled gods
underworld gods
Omen gods
underworld gods
underworld gods
Heavenly messengers of the
underworld gods
Half-yearly gods
belonging to vegetation gods
Seasonal gods
belong to the gods of the moment