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Meaning of Taru

Meaning of Taru

Taru, also spelled Tarhun, Tarhu, Tarut, Taruna, or Tarhuis,  ancient Anatolian weather god. His name appears in Hittite and Assyrian records (c. 1400–612 bc) and later as an element in Hellenistic personal names, primarily from Cilicia. Tarut was the Luwian form and Tarhun (Taruna) probably the Hittite, from the common root tarh-, “to conquer.” The weather god was one of the supreme deities of the Hittite pantheon and was regarded as the embodiment of the state in action. He played a prominent part in mythology, although his name is sometimes to be read either Taru or Teshub (the Hattian and Hurrian weather gods, respectively), as the myths are either of Hattian or of Hurrian origin. He was the consort of Arinnitti, the Hittite sun goddess and principal deity.

In art Taru’s symbol was a three-pronged thunderbolt, which he usually carried in one hand while brandishing a club, ax, or other weapon with the other. He is rarely identified by name, and it is often uncertain whether Taru or the Hurrian Teshub was intended. His sacred animal was the bull, and in art this animal may stand as his symbol, or Taru may be depicted standing on it. Jupiter Dolichenus, the god on the bull worshiped by the Roman legions, was a development of Taru.

(source: Encyclopedia Britannica)

We adopted the name of this ancient god of Anatolia; the cradle of civilizations as the name of our company, which targets to apply and develop modern technology and chose Taru's symbol in the Hittitian texts; bull as our emblem.