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Origin of the name NAMTAR.
Etymology of the name NAMTAR.
Meaning of the baby name NAMTAR.

  

NAMTAR.  Literally "The Fixer of Destiny."  In Akkadian mythology "The Plague Demon," which was adopted into Assyrian mythology. (An Archaic Dictionary, Cooper, 1876).

NAMTAR.  A Babylonian deity.  Namtar was a god of pestilence.  He appears in the service of Allatu (q.v.), the goddess of the nether world.  In the story of the descent of Ishtar (q.v.) to the nether world, Allatu commands Namtar to smite Ishtar with disease.  In the story of the conflict between Nergal and Allatu, Namtar is told by Nergal to announce to Allatu his approach. (An Encyclopedia of Religions, Canney, 1921)

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