How many Great Gods did the Sumerians have?
Was it twelve, as counted on Wikipedia, or it's just a coincidence? Does the number of Great Gods have any meaning?
For example in this article it's suggested:
Department of Oriental Antiquities at the British Museum - describes a pantheon of 'twelve great gods' who despite having been given somewhat different names
See The Sumerian Pantheon (the family tree) below:
Does it indicate that the twelve was some special number? Similar to Greek pantheon (The Pantheon of Twelve)?
This source: “Assembly of the Gods” – 12 Members reads:
There are 6 male deities and 6 female deities among the ruling twelve positions in the “Assembly of the Gods“.