Long before history begins, however, the cultures of Eridu and Nippur had coalesced.
With the founding of Eridu, a limit was fixed for the 'deep.'
In this transfer we observe the passing of the supremacy of the city of Eridu to that of Babylon.
The city of his residence was Eridu on the banks of the Euphrates.
From merely a local god, protecting Eridu, he extended his sway over all waters.
The life of Tammuz at Eridu was romantic and his days ended in tragedy.
The 'glorious city' is Eridu, though the compiler would have us apply it to Babylon.
Probably the custom of weeping for Tammuz originated in the city of Eridu.
It was to this early period that the maritime trade and civilizing influence of Eridu chiefly belongs.
One of these was Nipur in the north, the other Eridu in the south.