Enki - is the son of the sky god An. His mother was Nammu - a goddess of water and creation. He lives in the Apsu. It is located in the watery depths below the earth. It is the source of all fertility and organic life.Since water in Mesopotamia also had an important magical role. Enki was invoked in magic spells and ritualsHence he is regarded as a very wise one among the gods. He is the one who is called upon to find solutions to difficult problems. On the other hand his sexual appetite and his weakness for alcohol - accounted for less than perfect conditions of life on earth. He is not a war-like god and his major adversaries are various goddesses- especially Inanna, who tricked him into giving away divine prerogativees and powers.
Courtesy : World Mythology – Parragon Publishing India