The supreme Deity of Assyria was Asshur, who was worshipped sometimes as female, sometimes as male.
Asshur was his mighty God, strong in battle and unequaled in courage.
The name of this god appears to have been Asshur, as nearly as can be determined, at present, from the inscriptions.
In the service of Asshur I fought against them and overpowered them.
Moreover, the earliest mention of his worship is in the city of Asshur.
Ishtar was frequently placed by the side of Asshur as a war-goddess.
He was succeeded by Ninip-apil-esharia, who led his forces back to Asshur, followed by Adad-shum-utsur.
The stamps on the tiles of these ruins tell us that the name of the city was Asshur.
The figure of the deity is obviously copied from the Asshur which hovers over the kings of Assyria.
Shalmanesar also built in both the old residences of Asshur and Nineveh.