Enlil is the Mesopotamian god of air, wind, and storms. He is often depicted as the ruler of the Mesopotamian pantheon, after he has received this title from his father, Anu.

He is the son of Anu and Ki. Together with his wife, Ninlil, he has three children: Nanna, Nergal and Ninurta.

Whereas Enlil is seen as a benevolent ruler over humanity on the one hand, he is also known to be the god that was annoyed enough to send plagues, famine and floods to eradicate the human race.