The Bull of Heaven was a mythical beast prominent in Sumerian mythological stories involving Gilgamesh. According to Jeremy Black, the Bull of Heaven was involved with conflicts with the deities Ishtar and Gilgamesh.
"The Bull of Heaven was a mythical beast demanded by Ištar (Inana) from her father Anu (An) so as to destroy the city of Uruk when her amorous advances toward Gilgameš were repudiated by the hero. The bull caused widespread destruction but was eventually killed by Gilgameš with the assistance of Enkidu. As a taunt, Gilgameš dedicated the animal's horns to his personal god Lugalbanda. The story is told both in the Sumerian poem 'Gilgameš and the Bull of Heaven' and in tablet VI of the Babylonian Epic of Gilgameš." 
The Bull of Heaven is also prominent in iconography from Mesopotamia. However, the bull is a general motif, making its presence and identification confusing in some instances.
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