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The slayer of the dragon Illuyanka. He's one of the many, many examples of the ancient chaoskampf narrative that was archetypical in Indo-European mythology.
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Teshub was the Hurrian and Hittite god of sky, thunder, and storms, similar to Hadad from Canaanite mythology. He was known to slay the dragon Illuyanka, making it one of the many instances of the Chaoskampf.

Overview

Appearance

Teshub is depicted holding a triple thunderbolt and a weapon, usually an axe (often double-headed) or mace. The sacred bull common throughout Anatolia was his signature animal, represented by his horned crown or by his steeds Seri and Hurri, who drew his chariot or carried him on their backs.

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History

Origin

He was conceived when the god Enlil bit off and swallowed his father Anu's genitals. Teshub's brothers are Aranzah, Ullikummi, and Šuwaliyat.

Teshub was paired with Ḫepat the mother goddess, he was also paired with the sun goddess Arinniti of Arinna. His son was called Šarruma, the mountain god.

Illuyanka

One of Teshub's greatest acts was the slaying of the dragon Illuyanka.

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