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

  

RAMMAN.  The Assyrian and Babylonian storm-god was known not merely as Ramman, "the thunderer," but also as Barku, i.e., "the lightning."  Ramman was the name current in Babylonia, whereas Adad (Syrian Hadad), was his older name and more common in Assyria, Ramman being only an epithet.

... During the Cassite dynasty Sin (q.v.) Shamash (q.v.), and Ramman formed a second triad of gods.  Afterwards he was held in high honour by Nebuchadrezzar I, as the god of battle.  He was not only the thunderer, but also the bringer of lightning.  He even appears also as a solar deity associated with the sun-god, Shamash.  As the bringer of rain he had a two-fold character: at one time he was the producer of destruction, at another of blessings.  But it was more natural to contrast Ramman as the destructive power with Shamash as the beneficent power.  In the description of the storm in the Deluge-story Ramman is of course made to take a chief part.  In the Zu myth (q.v.) he is called upon by the other gods to attack Zu, who has stolen the tablets of fate.  He declines the contest, with the excuse that Zu by gaining possession of the tablets has become invincible.  The consort of Ramman was the goddess Shala (q.v.) (An Encyclopedia of Religions, Canney, 1921)

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