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Gugalanna (グガランナ, Gugaran'na?), the Bull of Heaven (天の牡牛, Ten no Oushi?), was the greatest of Divine Beasts in Mesopotamian Mythology and a familiar of Ishtar's.[1][2]

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BackgroundEdit

Gugalanna was released onto the Earth by the god Anu after Ishtar clung to him in tears and asked for its release for her revenge on Gilgamesh, who insulted her and did not respond to her temptations.[1][3][4] The "Bull of Heaven" is a disaster of extreme magnitude that is clad in storms. When it appeared, it brought about a flood and dark clouds that covered the world, causing a seven-year famine and destruction to occur on earth, and in other words, was bringing the downfall of Uruk. Against this Divine Beast none could match, Gilgamesh and Enkidu worked together to stand against it and repelled it splendidly, binding it with chains and destroying it with that weapon. The clouds faded and the land was saved from the flood, but naturally, Ishtar's rage had not lessened, and she requested death for either of the two of them from the gods because it was a sin for one with a human body to kill the beast of the gods. Ishtar's wish was granted, and one of the two, Enkidu, who was created by the gods, was unable to defy that decree, slowly weakened, and died.[1]

AppearanceEdit

Gugalanna is said to be the size of a mountain.[5] Its size is such that just its hoof and leg alone towers above even the tallest Servants.[6]

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RoleEdit

Fate/strange fakeEdit

Gugalanna is summoned by the existence that has possessed Fillia. It has been brought forth from a Parallel World that appears to "not connect to anywhere." It is implied to have been taken from the Ishtar in the world of Fate/Grand Order.

Fate/Grand OrderEdit

Ishtar in the Babylonia Singularity had lost Gugalanna, implied to have been taken by Fillia into the world of Fate/strange fake.

AbilitiesEdit

Gugalanna is said to be the strongest Divine Beast of Sumer. It was such that the gods could not tame it, so only Ishtar was able to control it as she wills. Having required the combined might of Gilgamesh and Enkidu to defeat it, Gilgamesh holds it in high regard, originally hinging on it as a final safeguard in the battle against Gorgon and later as a key component in defeating Tiamat. Although he has no personal faith in Ishtar, Gilgamesh is wiling to side with her for the very reason of having Gugalanna as their battle power. Simply summoning it can cause great damage to the environment. It can raze a city within moments of activation, and it can burn the Tigris River dry.[5] Ishtar manifests it with the Noble Phantasm Gugalanna Strike.

When first summoned by Fillia, Gugalanna appears in the center of a large hurricane over eight hundred kilometers in diameter.[7]

DevelopmentEdit

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Gugalanna's doujin design

Gugalanna was designed by PFALZ. He first utilized the design in his doujin Gugalanna - The Bull of Heaven in 2012. The design was first officially utilized in a Type-Moon work in Fate/Grand Order in 2017.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2
  2. Fate/Grand Order Profile of Ishtar, translated by Master of Chaos at Beast's Lair.
  3. Fate/Grand Order material IV - Ishtar, p.296-309, translated by Clyton at Beast's Lair.
  4. 5.0 5.1 Fate/Grand Order - Babylonia Singularity
  5. Fate/Grand Order - Dead Heat Summer Race!
  6. Fate/strange fake - Volume 4