Plenty of Gods!

There were hundreds gods, goddesses and other demons or geniuses in the ancient Mesopotamian world.
Gods and goddesses are “living” in a city: their fate is linked to the political history of their city. They are strong when the city is powerful, weak when the city declines…

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The Mesopotamian Ziqurrat

The Mesopotamian ″stepped pyramids″, or ziqurrats, are surely the most
remarkable and impressive religious Mesopotamian buildings. After all, one of them was the Tower of Babel.

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Temples and offerings to the gods

Every Mesopotamian cities counted several temples. Some where huge precincts, others small shrines.
Mesopotamian gods and goddesses “lived” in a city. Indeed, there is no word for “temple” in Babylonian: what we call “temple” is literally the “house” of a god: Esagil is thus the “house” of Marduk in Babylon. In all cities, the main temple was the “house” of the protective deity of the city.

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