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Myths of Babylonia and Assyria

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Alu (ä´lü), the, tempest and nightmare demon, 65, 68, 69.
Alyät´tes, King of Lydia, war against Medes, 494; Median marriage alliance, 494.
Ä´mä, the mother goddess, 57, 100.
Amaziah, King of Judah, 448, 449.
Amel-marduk (ä´mel-mär´duk), "Evil Merodach", King of Babylon, 492.
Amenhotep III (ä-men-hō´tep) of Egypt, 280; Tushratta's appeals to, 282.
Amon, wife of, 221; the "world soul" belief and, 329.
Amorites, Land of. See Amurru.
Amorites, Sargon of Akkad and, 125-127 ; in pre-Hammurabi Age, 217; Sun cult favoured by in Babylon, 240; Moon cult of in Kish, 241; blend of in Jerusalem, 246; raids of, 256; as allies of Hittites, 284, 363, 364; Philistines and, 380; "mother right" amongst, 418.
Amphitrite, the sea goddess, 33.
Amraphel (äm´ra-phel), the Biblical, identified with Hammurabi, 131, 246, 247.
Amurru (am´ür-rü), land of Amorites, 127; Sargon and Naram Sin in, 127-129 ; Gudea of Lagash trades with, 130; Elamite overlordship of, 248.
Amurru, the god called, Merodach and Adad-Ramman and, 316.
Anahita (ana-hi´ta), Persian goddess, identified with Nina-Ishtar, 496.
An´akim, "sons of Anak", the Hittites and, 11, 12.
Anatu (an-ä´tü), consort of Anu, 138.
Anau, Turkestan, civilization of and the Sumerian, 5; votive statuettes found at, 5.
Ancestral totems, annual sacrifice of, 294; in Babylonia and China, 295.
Andromeda (an-drom´e-da), legend of, 152.
Angus, the Irish love god, 90, 238.
Animal forms of gods, 134, 135.
Animism, xxxiii; spirit groups and gods, 35, 294 et seq.; fairies and elves relics of, 79, 80; stars and planets as ghosts, 295, 304; star worship, 317; Pelasgian gods as Fates, 317.
"Annie, Gentle", the Scottish wind hag, 73.
Annis, Black, Leicester wind hag, 73, 101.
An´shan, Province of, Sargon of Akkad conquers, 127; Cyrus, King of, 493.
An´shar, the god, in group of elder deities, 37; Anu becomes like, 124; in Creation legend, 138 et seq.; Ashur a form of, 326, 354; as "Assoros", 328; as night sky god, 328; identified with Polar star, 330, 331; as astral Satyr (goat-man), 333; Tammuz and, 333; his six divinities of council, 334.
Anthat (änth´at), goddesses that link with, 268.
Anthropomorphic gods, the Sumerian, 134-136 .
Anu (ä´nü), god of the sky, demons as messengers of, 34, 77; in early triad, 35, 36; among early gods, 37; Brahma and, 38; links with Mithra, 55; other gods and, 53,57; as father of demons, 63; solar and lunar attributes of, 53, 55; wind spirits and, 72, 73, 74; in demon war, 76; as father of Isis, 100; Ur-Nina and, 116; as father of Enlil, 124; as form of Anshar, 125, 328; high priest of and moon god, 130; during Isin Dynasty, 132; in Creation legend, 138 et seq.; Merodach directs decrees of, 149; Etana and eagle in heaven of, 166; in Gilgamesh legend, 173 et seq.; in Deluge legend, 190 et seq.; planetary gods and, 304; zodiacal "field of", 307; the star spirits and, 318; as Anos, 328; as the "high bead", 334; Sargon II and, 463.
An´zan. See Anshan.
Apep (ä´pep), the Egyptian serpent demon, 46, 156.
Aphrodite (af-rō-dī´tē), boar lover of slays Adonis, 87; lovers of, 103; the "bearded" form of, 267, 301; birds and plants sacred to, 427; as a fate, 427, 433; legends attached to, 437.
Apil-Sin (ä´pil-sin), King, grandfather of Hammurabi, 242.
Apis bull (ä-pis), inspiration from breath of, 49; Cambyses sacrifices to Mithra, 495.
Apsu-Rishtu (ap´sü-rish´tü), god of the deep, like Egyptian Nu, 37, 64; as enemy of the gods, 38; Tiamat and, 106; in Creation legend, 138 et seq.; reference to by Damascius, 328.
Apuatu (ä-pü´ä-tü) (Osiris) as the Patriarch, xxxii.
Arabia, moon worship in, 52; owl a mother ghost in, 70; in Zu bird myth, 74, 75; invaded by Naram Sin, 129; Etana myth in, 166, 167; water of life myth, 186; Sargon II and kings of, 458; Sennacherib in, 466.
Arabians, the, of Mediterranean race, 7; Semites of Jewish type and, 7, 10; prehistoric migrations of, 11, 12.

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