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

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Before IS attacks against the site were carried out in early February 2015 and April 2016, like most museums at main archaeological sites built by Iraq's Department of Antiquities during the 1960s and refurbished in Saddam Hussein's time, the Nergal Gate Museum was a small two-roomed structure.
(8) Here, Resheph occurs together with epithets such as Rsp Sprm, which may mean "(Resheph) of the he-goats" or "(Resheph) of the birds" or perhaps "stag." (9) Albright believed that Nergal's totem was a predatory bird; in fact, Nergal was represented by a lion-headed staff.
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.
Fascinating characters include the duplicitous "Lady" of the Underworld and her charming chief advisor, the partlion Nergal. Booraem approaches a family story about moral dilemmas with a light touch.
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.
[17] Nergal. "The advanced return-into-lib(c) exploits, PhrackInc," [En linea], acceso septiembre 2010; Disponible:, 2001.
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.
Literar- und religionsgeschichtliche Uberlegungen zu "Nergal und Ereskigal".
As Leon Bloy aptly pointed out, these figures are self-projections of their author: 'C'est toujours le meme jeune Dieu, protagoniste multiforme de ses creations, qu'il se nomme Merodack, Nebo ou Nergal, c'est-a-dire Peladan lui-meme.' (3) The novels of the Ethopee sometimes feature several of these characters in the same text, amplifying Peladan's vice of self-reference; his work has often been remarked upon for the extravagant and ill-fated self-reliance of his peculiar conceptions, which can indeed become banal through repetition and overstatement--which is not even to say that they are always consistent in their own right.
In that era the constellation represented the war god Nergal, so Sagittarius's military roots run deep.
To the Babylonians - the ancient inhabitants of modern-day Iraq - he was Nergal, the God of Death.
Nergal, the Babylonian war god, claimed the planet Mars.