Fictional Character
Between the Rivers
Type of Appearance: Direct POV
Nationality: Gibil
Religion: Worshiper of Engibil
Occupation: Merchant
Parents: Ereshguna (father);
Betsilim (mother)
Spouse: Ningal
Relatives: Tupsharru

Sharur was the elder son of a family of merchants from the town of Gibil, in the land of Kudurru. As an adult, Sharur had become accustomed to the increasing lack of interference from the town's god, Engibil. Like much of the rest of the city, Sharur preferred Engibil's indirect rule.[1] Sharur lived with his father, Ereshguna, his mother Betsilim, and his brother, Tupsharru. The ghost of his grandfather also haunted the family.[2]

Sharur was betrothed to Ningal, whose father wanted to join his house with Sharur's house. To that end, Sharur went on a trading trip to secure Ningal's bride-price.[3]


  1. Between the Rivers, pgs. 9-12, HC.
  2. Ibid., pgs. 10-17.
  3. Ibid., pg. 12.

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