Origin of Tammuz
Examples from the Web for tammuz
Tammuz, of whose position in this pantheon we have already had occasion to speak, is the god of spring vegetation.
Of Tammuz, the popular myth related that it was Ishtar, represented as his consort, who carried him off.
The blood of Tammuz, Osiris, and Adonis reddened the swollen rivers which fertilized the soil.
Both deities were also connected with the spring sun, like Tammuz, and were terrible slayers of their enemies.
Tammuz has been deceived by Ishtar; Nin-gishzida has been carried off to the lower world.
Word Origin for Tammuz
Babylonian and Assyrian god (identified with Adon), probably from Babylonian Du'uzu, contraction of Dumu-zi "the son who rises," also interpeted as "the faithful son."