Enki

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water god and god of wisdom

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Scholars of ancient civilizations, as well as beer geeks, know that the Sumerians worshiped a goddess of brewing named Ninkasi, daughter of Enki, the lord Nudimmud, and Ninti, the queen of the Abzu.
First the gods Lahmu and Lahamu are born, and then Anshar and Kishar, and then Anu and Nudimmud, and so on.
This allusion was certainly intended because Marduk's parents at the beginning of Enuma elis are Nudimmud (Enki/Ea) and his wife Damkina (Ee I: 78-80).
In search of other allusions to bolster this flimsy one, we find that Sargon II, like Gilgamesh, is the handiwork of Ea and Belet-ili (SB I 49-50: salam pagrisu Belet-ili ussir / ultesbi gattasu Nudimmud), Gilgamesh in body, Sargon in mind as well (Thureau-Dangin, op.