There are many named Father of the Gods, but all point back to Nimrod. He was the first deified individual, and it was through him that the deification of mortals began.
Once the mighty son of Cush attained godhood, his father also gained immortality with the gods. We have spoken of Semiramis in our previous post: she too gained deification through her son. And here, as we have discussed, lies the confusion. Ninus, the son, is at the same time Nimrod, the husband. The deeds of Nimrod are attributed to Ninus, while the deeds of Ninus, the son, elevate the mother. [Read more…] about Nimrod: Father of the Gods