God of the Week: dUTU URU

07/19/2010: dUTU URU

dUTU URU is an ancient Hittite sun goddess, more commonly referred to simply as the sun goddess of Arinna. The Hittite king Mursili II (1321 – 1295 BCE) was known to have worshiped her.

She is believed to have derived from the earth goddess of the famed neolithic site of Çatalhöyük.

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