Enlil was the Mesopotamian god
. He has been called the "executive of Anu
".He was the patron
god of Nippur
In the The Epic of Gilgamesh, Enlil is the God who calls for the destruction of man. He does this because he is bothered by all the noise and can't get any rest.
After the flood, he is the god who bestows eternal life on Utnapishtim.