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(Akkadian) god ruling with his consort Ereshkigal the world of the dead

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When asked about Behemoth expanding somewhat becoming mainstream, Nergal said that for growth it is important and it is one the "main driving forces" of Behemoth.
He begins to suspect the serial killer's reason for impaling his victims has nothing to do with Vlad Tepes but is connected to a stolen Babylonian seal and the god Nergal, guardian of the underworld.
Among specific topics are African Bushman mythology, the European dragon slayer, Hermes, Persian magi, Nergal from Sumaria and Babylon, tail types, tale types, and William Tell.
To the Babylonians - the ancient inhabitants of modern-day Iraq - he was Nergal, the God of Death.
Nergal, the ancient Babylonian god of death and king of the netherworld, has resurfaced in a desert in southern Iraq, and archaeologists are delighted.
Cartoon Network Christmas: Yuletide Follies" will feature nine episodes from a variety of the network's original TV franchises, including "Courage the Cowardly Dog: The Nutcracker," "The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy: Son of Nergal," "Ed, Edd n Eddy: Fa La La La Ed," "Dexter's Laboratory: Snowdown," "The Powerpuff Girls: Ice Sore," "Johnny Bravo: A Johnny Bravo Christmas," "Cow and Chicken: Me an' My Dog," "I AM Weasel: I.
The same video shows fanatics attacking Assyrian human-headed winged bulls in the Nergal Gate at Nineveh.
But several were originals, including the colossal granite Assyrian winged bull at Nergal gate in central Mosul which extremists armed with a jackhammer can be seen defacing.
John Constantine (Matt Ryan) checks himself in, hoping to find remedy for his desolate situation after a failed exorcism, in which a girl named Astra was murdered by a demon called Nergal.
This is the description of the Netherworld as narrated in lstar's Descent, in Nergal and Erakigal, and in Tablet VII of SB Gilgama (see Reiner 1985: 32-33, George 2003: 481-82).
Nergal (Mars) is, of course, the Mesopotamian Netherworld god.