Ninurta (Ningirsu, Nimurta, Nimurash) In Near Eastern mythology (Sumero-Akkadian), war god and patron of hunting, son of Enlil or Bel and Innini. He was called “the arrow, the mighty hero.” Some scholars believe that Nimrod in the Old Testament (Gen. 10:9) is a variant for Ninurta. Ninurta’s symbol was an eagle with outstretched wings.


Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition – Written by Anthony S. Mercatante & James R. Dow
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Since the Sumerians, Akkadians, Babylonians, Assyrians and others all shared essentially the same pantheon and belief systems, these articles are all combined under the Mesopotamian mythology / deities / legendary creatures category.

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