Arwium of Kish was the twelfth Sumerian king in the First Dynasty of Kish (after c. 2900 BC), according to the Sumerian king list. His father was Mashda, the previous ruler.[1] Like the other members of the First dynasty prior to Etana, he was named for an animal; his name "Arwium" is Akkadian for "male gazelle".[2]


  1. ^ Thorkild Jacobsen, The Sumerian King List (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1939), pp. 80f
  2. ^ Jacobsen, Sumerian King List, p. 80 n.60
Regnal titles
Preceded by
King of Sumer
after c. 2900 BC
Succeeded by
Ensi of Kish
after c. 2900 BC