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THE LAND OF A THOUSAND GODS was a Hittite boast. Above all their many gods ruled the divine couple, the Storm God and the Sun Goddess. This ninth-century B.C.E., 4.5-feet-tall, basalt stele depicts the Storm God, who was known by several different names. This stele was discovered in Babylon. Rock reliefs were common among the Hittites, especially when representing their gods, as they believed that stone had divine connections.