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Ea
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(Akkadian; Sumerian: Enki). Mesopotamian god of subterranean water and patron god at Eridu. Associated with creation, wisdom, cleansing, crafts, and magic, Ea was one of the highest-ranking deities during the second millennium bc.Ea is the Akkadian name for the Sumerian god Enki, whose sanctuary—known as the “House of the Watery Depths”—was located in southern Sumer. Ea usually is portrayed as acting favorably towards human beings.
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Ea
Ea (Akkadian; Sumerian: Enki). Mesopotamian god of subterranean water and patron god at Eridu. Associated with creation, wisdom, cleansing, crafts, and magic, Ea was one of the highest-ranking deities during the second millennium bc.Ea is the Akkadian name for the Sumerian god Enki, whose sanctuary—
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Aya
AYAI. Aya was the name of a syncretistic deity in Ugarit, equated with the Mesopotamian deities Aya and Ea. The name is of unknown etymology. Roberts (1972: 20–21) argued for a original spelling ʾay(y)a deriving from an original root *ḥyy “to live” and related it to the adjective ḥayy(um) “alive”
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Ea
EaEa (eeʹah), an early and important Mesopotamian god. Akkadian Ea, a variant of which may perhaps be Haia, corresponds to the Sumerian Enki(k). He was the god of fresh water and its sources. He was a creator god who formed and engendered life. He was a master of crafts and wisdom. Furthermore, he