The representation of the gods as star images
apears at the top of this stele. The fact that Naram-Sin has rammed a spear through
the neck of an enemy could indicate the act as a sacrifice to the gods (represented
by the star-like figures) above him.
Naram-Sin's position in relations to the gods
above and the people below is particularly significanthe is halfway between his soldiers
(mere mortals) and the gods. Not only is he himself a god on earth but also the humans'
intermediary between them and the other gods. This is not just an early example of the
"divine rights of kings" but of the actual "divine king."