Nimrod be a real party who the Babylonians believed became the sun god on his loss (and became the proof in mythology for most subsequent sun god - Apollo in Greece, etc).
His wife and mother (gross I know) be Ishtar or Semiramus, after whom "Easter" eventually was name. She was the justification for many subsequent pagan god as well (Oester within Germany, etc.)
Tamuz was the son of Nimrod and Ishtar. Believe it or not, hot cross buns started beside Tamuz. The cross on the buns was originally the "T" within Tamuz.
There is a lot written in the region of Babylonian gods/goddesses. Bottom line: Babylonian pagan mythology become the basis for most adjectives middle eastern and European pagan religious characters. Go to the link below for adjectives your diety informational needs :-)
It is really cool. Source(s):