The Ancient Sumerians believed that the world was controlled by a mix of gods, goddesses, demons, and monsters. Every aspect of nature was said to be created by a mythical being.
The main gods and goddesses of Ancient Mesopotamia were Ea, Adad, Gula and Lama. Ea was the god of water, wisdom, farming, building, magic, arts and crafts. Adad was the god of storms. He usually appeared holding a lightning fork, symbolizing his power over the storm forces of nature. Gula was the goddess of healing and doctors. She also had a constellation in the sky of her with her dog. Lama was the goddess that the Ancient Sumerians prayed to for their personal protection.
The demons of Ancient Mesopotamia consisted of a human like body and an animal head. Some demons were good,while others were evil. Mushhushshu, the good dragon-demon in Ancient Mesopotamian myths, was portrayed as a form of transportation for the gods. Lamashtu, the evil lion-headed demon, devoured newborn children and frightened adults in their dreams.
Monsters in Ancient Mesopotamia were large, frightening creatures that haunted Ancient Mesopotamian myths. Pazuzu, the eagle-bodied monster, fought Lama when she tried to bring well-being to the Sumerians.
The Sumerians had a variety of religious beliefs that they beheld throught their existance. The demons, monsters and gods in Ancient Mesopotamia will be remembered forever.