Adapa/Adamu was neither considered king nor god but a man with great intelligence and wisdom but not with immortality.

The myth about Adapa is as follows – he was was out fishing one night for the temple and after having no luck, a storm caused by the South Wind sunk his boat. In a fit of rage he manages to break the wing of the South Wind. For his actions, that were not suited to a holy man he was called to heaven to appear before Anu, the sky god. Before he departed he was tricked and ill advised by a jealous Ea (the god of wisdom) who cautioned him not to touch the bread and water that would be offered which he did thus ensuring mankind remained mortal.

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