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Sīn (Nanna)
God of the Moon
Sumerian Cylinder Seal of King Ur-Nammu.jpg
Impression of the cylinder seal of Ḫašḫamer, ensi (governor) of Iškun-Sin c. 2100 BC. The seated figure is probably king Ur-Nammu, bestowing the governorship on Ḫašḫamer, who is led before him by Lamma (protective goddess). Sin/Nanna himself is indicated in the form of a crescent.
Planet Moon
Symbol Bull, Crescent
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Consort Ningal
Children Shamash, Inanna

Sīn or Suen (Akkadian: 𒂗𒍪 EN.ZU, pronounced Su'en, Sîn) or Nanna was the god of the moon in the Mesopotamian religions of Sumer, Akkad, Assyria and one of the Babylonian gods.

Nanna is a Sumerian deity, the son of Enlil and Ninlil, and became identified with the Semitic Sīn. The two chief seats of Nanna's/Sīn's worship were Ur in the south of Mesopotamia and Harran in the north. A moon god by the same name was also worshipped in South Arabia.

Ziggurat of ur
Reconstruction of the Ziggurat of Ur, the main shrine to Nanna, based on the 1939 reconstruction by Leonard Woolley

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