posted on Nov, 12 2004 @ 09:39 AM
Sin was the Sumerian Moon god.Sumerians were living more than threethousand years ago in Mesopotamia,which is the ancient name of the region that
corresponds to the Valleys of Tigris & Euphrates rivers.
Today Mesopotamia is located in the territories of the states of Iraq & Kuwait....
Sin was worshipped in the city of Ur.The high priest of his temple,chosen from the royal family,was viewed as Sin's spouse.Sin was the descendant of
the sky god An.His parents were the air god Enlil and the grain goddess Ninlil.The name Sin indicated the cresent moon.
He was born from the rape of the grain goddess by Enlil.For this crime,Enlil was banished by the assembly of the gods to live in the underworld.When
Ninlil realized she was pregnant,she decided to follow Enlil to the world of the dead to let him witness the birth of his child.Unfortunately the
birth of SIn in the underworld would have imprisoned him forever in Hades.
Enlil and Ninlil copulated another three times to offer the three children to the infernal deities,that way Sin the first son could ascend to the
Heavens to light up the night sky.