Ea (Biographical details)

Ea (deity; Mesopotamian; Male)

Also known as

Ea

Biography

Major god, Lord of Apsu, the fresh waters beneath the earth; sometimes associated with semen and amniotic fluid and fertility; god of ritual purification; he governed the arts of sorcery and incantation; a form-giving god and patron of craftsmen and artists; the bearer of culture; an adviser to the king and a clever mediator who could be devious and cunning; also father of Marduk (q.v.).