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  Solar deity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Germanic mythology this is Sol, in Vedic Surya and in Greek Helios.
In Japanese mythology, the sun goddess Amaterasu is angered by the behavior of her brother, Susanoo, and hides herself in a cave, plunging the world into darkness.
In Norse mythology, both the gods Odin and Tyr have attributes of a sky father, and they are doomed to be devoured by wolves (Fenrir and Garm, respectively) at Ragnarok.
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 Encyclopedia: Lilith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Akkadian (lišānum akkadītum) was a Semitic language (part of the greater Afro-Asiatic language famaily) spoken in ancient Mesopotamia, particularly by the Assyrians and Babylonians.
The screech owl translation of the KJV is without precedent, and apparently together with the "owl" (yanshuwph, probably a water bird) in 34:11, and the "great owl" (qippowz, properly a snake,) of 34:15 an attempt to render the eerie atmosphere of the passage by choosing suitable animals for difficult to translate Hebrew words.
Ishtar is the Akkadian counterpart to the Sumerian Inanna and to the cognate northwest Semitic goddess Astarte.
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 Encyclopedia: Zu (mythology)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In Akkadian mythology, Zu (called Anzu in Persia and Sumer) was a lesser god, the son of the bird goddess Siris.
Chaldean mythology is the collective name given to Sumerian, Assyrian and Babylonian mythologies, although Chaldea did not comprehend the whole territory inhabited by those peoples.
Marduk and his dragon, from a Babylonian cylinder seal Marduk [märdook] (Sumerian spelling in Akkadian AMAR.UTU solar calf; Biblical Merodach) was the name of a late generation god from ancient Mesopotamia and patron deity of the city of Babylon, who, when Babylon permanently became the political center...
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 mythold
Richard McLaughlin's Mythology Notes present descriptions of gods, summaries of myths, and some historical material on the mythologies of the Ancient Near East, Persia, Scandinavia, and the Celts.
Canaanite/Ugaritic Mythology FAQ This page contains a description of the pantheon of the people refered to as Canaanites in the Bible, as recovered from the city of Ugarit in what is now western Syria.
Hittite Mythology REF This page contains a description of the pantheon, and history of the Hittites, who drew heavily upon the pantheon of their neighbors the Hurrians.
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 babylonia
Akkadian mythology, the seven (or sometimes eight) sages serving the kings as ministers.
The Akkadian Ishtar is also, to a greater extent, an astral deity, associated with the planet Venus: with Shamash, sun god, and Sin, moon god, she forms a secondary astral triad.
Also spelled NINHURSAGA (Sumerian), Akkadian Belit-ili, in Mesopotamian religion, city goddess of Adab and of Kish in the northern herding regions; she was the goddess of the stony, rocky ground, the hursag.
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 I. Perspective
Whereas Zeus is regarded as the uncontested leader of the Olympians, his counterpart in Sumerian mythology, Enlil, does not enjoy such unanimous autonomy as the pantheon's divine head of state.
Most of the recovered Sumerian texts were recorded during or after the reign of Sargon, an Akkadian king who conquered all of Akkad and Sumer, thus bringing Sumer under Akkadian control for the duration of his dynasty.
In this case, however, considering the model set forth by cuneiform's adoption throughout Mesopotamia and the documented use of Sumerian, itself, as the sanctified religious language for centuries after it ceased to be spoken in the streets of Sumer, this theory is not just plausible, it is probable.
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 Hittite/Hurrian Mythology REF
This merging of cultures and free use of foreign languages is rather fortuitous.
Akkadian import, this god is one of justice and is sometimes the king of all gods.
An ally of the Storm-god, he notices the giant Ullikummis in the sea and visited the Storm-god, refusing to eat until he reports his news.
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 Sumerian Mythology
A Semitic Akkadian version was found in the archives of the Hittite capital at Boghazkoy in Anatolia.
It was also translated into Hittite and Hurrian, and several Akkadian texts were found in Ashurbanipal's library at Nineveh from the seventh century BC.
With the exception of the more historical account already discussed, the twelve tablets of the Gilgamesh cycle will be treated synthesized as they have been by modern translators into the earliest masterpiece of literature.
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 Hittite/Hurrian Mythology
The Kumarbis-Ullukummis myth is chief among the Hurrian tales and the Illuyankas stories and missing god myths of Telipinus and the missing Storm-god are thought to be more Hattic.
There also exist fragments of a Hittite version of the Gilgamesh epic and many Akkadian deities were worshiped outright.
Probably an Akkadian import, this god is one of justice and is sometimes the king of all gods.
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 Ninurta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ninurta 'Lord Plough' in Sumerian and Akkadian mythology was the god of Nippur, identified with Ningirsu with whom he may always have been identical.
In older transcriptions the name is rendered Ninib and in older commentary he is sometimes seen as a solar deity.
Sometimes he stands on a composite creature with a lion's body or a scorpion's tail in pursuit of Imdugued, who was a winged lion with feet and tail of a bird as well.
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 alt.mythology Hittite/Hurrian Mythology REF, ver. 1.2
Anu(s) (Akkadian in origin) - while Alalus was king in heaven, Anus was more powerful.
Sun-god (of Heaven) - Probably an Akkadian import, this god one of justice and is sometimes the king of all gods.
An ally and sometimes son of the Storm-god, he notices the giant Ullikummis in the sea and visited the Storm-god, refusing to eat until he reports his news.
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 Mesopotamian Mythology - Ancinet-Mythology.com
Mesopotamian mythology is essentially the combination of Babylonian, Assyrian, Akkadian and Sumerian religions.
Mesopotamian mythology was also influenced by other surrounding cultures, including the Hittites and the Phoenicians.
Given this diverse background, some areas of Mesopotamian myth are inconsistent, as some groups and tribes held to some of their original beliefs, while incorporating some of others.
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 Ea --¬† Britannica Concise Encyclopedia¬†Online Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Originally a local deity in the city of Eridu, he evolved into the lord of the fresh waters beneath the earth, the god of ritual purification, and a patron of sorcery and incantations.
Akkadian mythology makes him the father of Marduk.
His counterpart among the Sumerians was Enki, from whose half-fish, half-goat form the astrological figure of Capricorn is derived.
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 App B: Mystical Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In some Akkadian texts these are the gods of the underworld and Igigi are the gods in heaven.
One of the original Titans of Greek mythology, he was defeated by the Olympians who were lead by Zeus.
Constellation mythology - history of the constellations and how they were named.
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 "Psychodrama and Modern Psychotherapy" #3 2004
This is an integrated personality and with its certain features we meet over and over again no matter what location or time is. We speak of him as of a universal archetype.
Like the rest of archetype flsmiths till recently, he is thought of as the Lord of the element (here it is still water and not the fire), protector of crafts, town-builder (the one who "erects").
The suggested technique is based on the use of Scandinavian mythology in psychotherapy.
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 Allu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In Akkadian mythology the Allu were a race of monstrous and faceless demons that destroyed all what they could capture.
They were engendered during a man's sleep with Lilitu or one of her demon servants (see also succubus).
When the man who had engendered them was about to die, they surrounded his bed waiting for the moment during which they could take their father's soul, impeding his travel to the Underworld, and making of him an errant spirit, feared by all living people (see also ghost).
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 Enlil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
While An was ruler in name in the highest heavens it was Enlil who mostly did the actual ruling over the world.
By his wife Ninlil or Sud, Enlil was father of the moon god Nanna (in Akkadian Sin (mythology)Sin) and of Ninurta (also called Ningirsu).
Enlil is sometimes father of Nergal, of Nisaba the goddess of grain, of Pabilsag who is sometimes equated with Ninurta, and sometimes of Enbilulu.
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 V. Best Laid Plans
In other words, Sumer was sputtering through socio-political unrest, barbarian hordes threatened on the periphery and even, perhaps, the Akkadians to the north, who were steadily funneling into Sumer, caused great distress.
Therefore, the supreme gods, each with a family and an entire pantheon of subordinate divinities that made up their households, were of importance to the entire country.
Erech, first of all, is an Akkadianized spelling of the Sumerian Uruk.
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 alt.mythology Canaanite/Ugaritic Mythology FAQ, ver. 1.1
Canaanite/Ugaritic Mythology FAQ 1.1 by Christopher B. Siren based primarily on John C. Gibson's _Canaanite_Mythology_ last modified May 27 1996 Note: I have an html version of this FAQ at the above address, which includes many internal and some external links.
The Eastern group is represented most prominently by Akkadian, the language of the Assyrians and Babylonians, who inhabited the Tigris and Euphrates river valleys.
On the other end, as represented by the Akkadian kinahhu, the word reffered to the red-colored wool which was a key export of the region.
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 Life-death-rebirth deity - FreeEncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In mythology, a Life-death-rebirth deity is one who dies and is reborn, in a literal or symbolic sense.
Often, the "death" was simply a visit and return to the underworld.
Some of the most famous include Jesus Christ, Mithras, and Persephone (the object of the famed Eleusinian mysteries.
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 Related WordNet synsets for SUMO concept CognitiveAgent
(Greek mythology) one of the whirlwinds; son of Typhoeus and Echidna; father of Cerberus and the Chimera and the Sphinx
(Greek mythology) the virgin goddess of the hunt and the moon; daughter of Leto and twin sister of Apollo; identified with Roman Diana
(Roman mythology) goddess of the hearth and its fire whose flame was tended by vestal virgins; counterpart of Greek Hestia
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 Anshar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In Akkadian mythology and Sumerian mythology, Anshar (also Anshur, Ashur, Asshur) is the sky god.
He is the husband of his sister Kishar; they are the children of Lakhame and Lakhumu, and the parents of Anu, Anatu and Ea (and, in some traditions, Enlil).
As Anshar, he is progenitor of the Akkadian pantheon; as Ashur, he is the head of the Assyrian pantheon.
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 Myths and Legends - frames
Mythology Notes present descriptions of gods, summaries of myths, and some historical material on the mythologies of the Ancient Near East, Persia, Scandinavia, and the Celts.
The Goddess in World Mythology she presents images of those paintings along with brief descriptions of those deities.
Dazhdbog in Russian mythology Summary and excerpts from Dazhdbog's tale with commentary by Sergei Naumov.
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Not only does she prove that Harappa was Akkadian and Sumerian, she also proves that the first "Abraham" was none other than Adam before Eve was created from one of his ribs.
This mixed composition of the population is not inconsistent with the present state of knowledge, as the presence of these ethnic elements in the Indus valley only confirms and extends an identical demographic pattern, which was in existence probably from the earliest times of prehistory and civilization.
The Akkadian counterpart of Rahmu is Lahmu which later became goddess Laksmi, born in the sea and courted by both gods and demons.
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 Ninurta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In Akkadian mythology Ninurta was one of the gods of Hell.
In another legend Ninurta was a warrior deity, being his weapons a bow, poisoned arrows and a mace.
It is a total dislocation and Grafton quitted the seals, he gave that very reason for it, in a speech persons or the measures of the present Ministers; but that he thought success; and that he knew but one man MEANING, AS YOU WILL.
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 History of the Western Mystery Tradition
The Salmon of Wisdom is the oldest of the totem animals in Celtic mythology.
This point introduces the mythologies of ancient Egypt, focusing on what is probably one of the most well known stories, that of the death of Osiris.
Abraham’s Mesopotamian heritage may explain the many parallels between Akkadian mythology and that which is in the Book of Genesis, as Abraham, or the group of people which he may represent, would have been extremely familiar with the religion of the area.
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