Nergal, Nirgal, or Nirgali (Sumerian: dKIŠ.UNU[4] or dGÌR-UNUG-GAL𒀭𒄊𒀕𒃲;[5] Hebrew: נֵרְגַל, Modern: Nergal, Tiberian: Nērḡál; Aramaic: ܢܸܪܓܲܠ;[6] Latin: Nirgal) was a deity who was worshipped throughout ancient Mesopotamia (Akkad, Assyria, and Babylonia) with the main seat of his worship at Cuthah represented by the mound of Tell-Ibrahim. He was also known as Meslamtaea, Erra and Irra.

God of war, plague, death, and disease
Ancient Mesopotamian relief carving of Nergal from Hatra in Iraq, dating to the first or second century AD[1]
AbodeKur or Irkalla
Symbollion, lion-headed mace
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ParentsEnlil and Ninlil
SiblingsNanna, Ninurta, Ninazu, Enbilulu, Pabilsag, Ishara (daughter of Enlil in Hurrian tradition)
ConsortEreshkigal, originally Laz or Mami
Elamite equivalentSimut,[2] Lagamar[3]
Ugaritic equivalentResheph