The image above is a symbol of Shamash.
Shamash was a Sun
god according to the Sumerian mythology. Sumerians were living more than three thousand years ago in Mesopotamia.
Since he could see everything on Earth, he represented also the god of justice. That is why Shamash was depicted as a ruler seated on a throne. His kids were Kittu (truth) and Misharu (righteousness).
In Babylon, located in the south of Mesopotamia, the symbol of Shamash was the solar disk, with a four-pointed star inside it.
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