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Myths of Babylonia and Assyria

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Aäh, Egyptian name of moon, 301.
Abijah (a-bī´jah), King of Judah, 402, 403.
Abraham, 12; the Isaac sacrifice, 50; period of migration from Ur, 131, 245; association of with Amorites, 246; conflict with Amraphel (Hammurabi) and his allies, 246, 247; Babylonian monotheism in age of, 160; Nimrod and in Koran, 166, 167, 349, 350.
Achaeans (a-kē´ans), the Celts and, 377; in Crete and Egypt, 378; Pelasgians and, 393; the Cyprian and Assyria, 484.
Achaemenian (a-ke-men´ian), Cyrus called an, 493; Darius I claims to be an, 496. See Akhamanish.
Adad (äd´äd), deities that link with, 35, 57, 261, 395; in demon war, 76.
Adad-nirari I (äd´äd-ni-rä´ri), of Assyria, 362, 363.
Adad-nirari III, 396.
Adad-nirari IV, King of Assyria, Babylonian influence in court of, 419; as "husband of his mother", 420; innovations of, 421; Kalkhi library, 422; "synchronistic history", 423; Nebo worship, 435,436; as "saviour" of Israel, 438, 439; Urartu problem, 439, 440.
Adad-nirari V, 442.
Adad-shum-utsur (äd´ad-shüm-ü´tsur), King of Babylonia, as overlord of Assyria, 370.
Adam, "first wife" of a demon, 67; the shining jewel of, 185.
Adapa (ä´dä-pä), the Babylonian Thor, 72, 73.
Addu (äd´dü), as form of Merodach, 160.
Adonis (ä-dō´nis), Tammuz and myth of, 83, 84; antiquity of myth of, 84; blood of in river, 85; the boat or chest of, 90, 103; "the Garden of", 171, 172; slain by boar, 294, 304.
Afghans, skull forms of, 8.
Ages, the mythical, Tammuz as ruler of one of the, 83, 84; Greek flood legend and, 195, 196; the Indian and Celtic, 196; in American myths, 198; Babylonian and Indian links, 199; in Persian and Germanic mythologies, 202, 203; various systems compared, 310 et seq..
Agni (ăg´nee), Indian fire and fertility god, 49; Nusku and, 50; links with Tammuz, 94; eagle as, 168, 169; Nergal and, 304; the goat and, 333; Melkarth and, 346.
Agriculture, mother worship and, xxix, xxx; cults of Osiris-Isis and Tammuz-Ishtar, xxxi; early Sumerians and, 2; in Turkestan and Egypt, 6; early civilizations and, 14; Herodotus on Babylonian, 21, 22; irrigation and river floods, 23, 24, 26; deities and water supply, 33; Tammuz-Adonis myth, 85; weeping ceremonies, 82 et seq.; Nimrod myth, 170; demand for harvesters in Babylonia, 256.
Agum (ä´güm), Kassite kings named, 272 et seq.
Agum the Great, Kassite king, recovers from Mitanni Merodach and his spouse, 272.
Ahab, King of Israel, 405-407 , 408, 473.
Ahaz, King of Judah, fire ceremony practised by, 50; sundial of and eclipse record, 323, 450; relations with Assyria, 452, 453, 459.
Ahaziah (a-ha-zī´ah), King of Israel, 408-410 .
Ahür´ă Măz´da, eagle and ring symbol of, 347; Ashur and, 355; Cambyses and, 495; identified with Merodach, 496; reform of cult of, 497.
Air of Life, Breath and spirit as, 48, 49.
Akhamanish (a-khä-măn´ish), the Persian Patriarch, 493; Germanic Mannus and Indian Manu and, 493; eagle and, 493.
Akhenaton (a-khen-ä´ton), foreign correspondence of, 280 et seq.; Assyrian King's relations with, 285; Aton cult of, 338, 422; attitude of to mother worship, 418, 419.
Akkad (ak´kad). Its racial and geographical significance, 1; early name of Uri or Kiuri, 2; early history of, 109 et seq.
Akkad, City of, Sargon of, 125 et seq.; Naram-Sin and, 128, 129; in Hammurabi Age, 256; observatory at, 321. Also rendered Agadé.
Akkadians, characteristics of, 2; culture of Sumerian, 2, 3, 13; the conquerors of Sumerians, 12.
Äku, moon as the "measurer", 301.
Akurgal (ä-kür´gal), King of Lagash, son of Ur-Nina, 118.
Alban, the British ancestral giant, 42.
Aleppo (a-lep´po), Hadad worshipped at, 411.
Alexander the Great, Southern Babylonia in age of, 22, 23; his vision of Tiamat, 151; myths of, 164; the eagle and, 167; Gilgamesh and, 172; water of life, 185, 186; Brahmans and, 207, 208; welcomed in Babylon, 497; Pantheon of, 497; death of, 498.
Algebra, Brahmans formulated, 289.
Allatu (al´lä-tü). See Eresh-ki-gal.

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