Nergal was god of the underworld in Sumeria. He is the son of Enlil and Ninlil. He is the husband of Ereshikigal. He was identified with Irra, the god of scorched earth and war. the almighty god; Nergal, the ready, king of battle Lord, strong, supreme, first-born of Nunammir,44 Ruler of the Anunnaki, lord of battle, Offspring of Kutushar,45 the great queen, Nergal, mighty one among the gods, beloved of Ninmenna,46 Thou shinest on the brilliant heaven, high is thy station; Great art thou in the realm of the dead, without a rival art thou; By the side of Ea,47 thy counsel is supreme in the assembly of the gods, With Sin,48 thou overseest all in heaven. Enlil, thy father, entrusted to thee, the dark-headed, all living things, The animals of the field and all swarming creation into thy hand. Cited from Website: The Civilization Erragal, Erra, Engidudu