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Re: [ProgSoc] Suggested names for the G3 box
On Wed, 2 Jun 1999, Telford Tendys wrote:
> In keeping with the theme of demons I've been peeking at some middle-eastern
> Anzu: A Sumerian demon that was half lion, half eagle and used as a guard by
> Enlil (god of air, wind, storms, and a creation god). Anzu stole Enlil's
> Tablet of Destinies which conveys the power to turn words into reality.
Funny you should mention Enlil. According to a researcher friend of mine,
the Hebrew version of Enlil is in fact Yahweh (aka Jehovah). Another
interesting thing he told me is that Lilu (aka Lilitu or Lillith) is the
granddaughter of Enlil. Now there's a suggestion...
> Namtar: An embodyment of fate, the bringer of death and disease and the
> messenger of Ereshkigal. Has no hands nor feet, neither eats nor
> Tiamat: For the Babylonian's she was the primal mother of both sky and earth
> and an embodyment of primeval chaos. For the Sumerians, An (heaven,
> sky, father) and Ki (earth mother) where the primal beings. The
> Babylonian's introduced Tiamat who gave birth to Anshar (whole sky) and
> Kishar (whole earth) who in turn were parents of Anu (heaven).
> Thus Tiamat probably doesn't qualify as a demon.
Wasn't Tiamat depicted as reptilian? Come to think of it, many Sumerian
gods before later times were depicted as reptilian...
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