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Myths of Babylonia and Assyria

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Crocodile god of Egypt, 29; sun god as, 329.
Croesus of Lydia, Cyrus defeats, 494.
Cromarty, the south-west wind hag or, 73.
Cronos, as the Destroyer, 64; Ninip and Set and, 315.
Cuneiform writing, earliest use of, 7.
Cushites, Biblical reference to, 276.
Cuthah (kü´thah), Nergal, god of, 54; annual fires at, 170; the Underworld city of, 205; demon legend of, 215, 216; men of in Samaria, 455, 456.
"Cuthean Legend of Creation", 215, 216.
Cyaxares (sy-ax´är-es), Median King, Nineveh captured by, 488; ally of Nabopolassar, 493.
Cybele (ky-be´le), Attis lover of, 103, 104, 267.
Cyprus, dove goddess not Babylonian, 433, 434; dove goddess of, 426, 427, 433, 434; Ashur-bani-pal and, 484.
Cyrus, Merodach calls, 493; the Patriarch of, 493; the eagle tribe of, 493; Astyages defeated by, 493; Egypto-Lydian alliance against, 494; Nabonidus and, 494; Croesus of Lydia overthrown by, 494; fell of Babylon, 494, 495; the King of Babylonia, 495; welcomed by Jews, 495; rebuilding of Jerusalem temple, 496.

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Dadu (dä´dü), Ramman as, 57.
Dagan (däg´an), the Babylonian, identical with Ea, 31; Nippur temple of, 131; under Isin Dynasty, 132.
Dagda (dag´da), the Irish corn god, 33. 238.
Dagon (dag´on), Jah and Ea as, 31; Dagan and, 31, 32; as a fish and corn deity, 32; Baal-dagon and, 32; offering of mice to, 32, 33.
Daguna (däg´ü-na), Dagon and Dagan and, 31.
Daityas (dait´yăs), the Indian, like Babylonian demons, 34.
Damascius, on Babylonian deities, 328.
Damascus, Aramaean state of, 390; Israel and Judah subject to, 395, 396; Asa's appeal to, 404; conflict with Assyria, 407; Judah and Israel allied against, 408; murder of Ben-hadad II, 410; Palestine subject to, 414; Israel overcomes, 449; conquered by Adad-nirari IV, 438, 439.
Damik-ilishu (dam-ik-il-i´shü), last king of Isin Dynasty, 133.
Damkina (dam´ki-na), wife of Ea, 33, 34; demon attendants of, 63; as mother of Ea, 105; as mother of Enlil, 139; Zerpanitum and, 160; association of with moon, 436; creatrix and, 437.
Damu (dä´mü), the fairy goddess of dreams, 77, 78.
Danavas (dän´ăvas), the Indian, like Babylonian demons, 34.
Dancing, the constellations, 333.
Danes, harvest god as patriarch of, 92.
Daniel, Nebuchadrezzar's "fiery furnace", 349.
Danu (dä-nü), the Irish goddess, 268.
Daonus or Daos, the shepherd, Tammuz as, 83, 86.
Dari´us I, claims to be Achaemenian, 496; plots against Merodach cult, 497.
Darius II, death of at Babylon, 497.
Darius III, Alexander the Great overthrows, 497.
Dasa (dä'să), the Indian, as "foreign devil", 67.
Dasyu (däsh´yoo), the Indian, as "foreign devil", 67.
Date palm, in Babylonia, 25.
David, the ephod used by, 213, 214, 388.
Dead, the, Nergal lord of, 56; ghosts of searching for food, 70, 71; Osiris lord of, 86; charms, weapons, and food for, 206; "houses" of, 206-208 ; spirits of as warriors and fishermen, 212.
Death, eagle of, 168; the Roman, 169; Hercules and, 170.
Death, the sea of, in Gilgamesh epic, 178 et seq.
Death, the stream of, 56.
Deer, associated with Lagash goddess, 120.
Deities, the local, 43, 44; food and water required by, 44; the mead of, 45; early groups of in Egypt and Sumeria, 105, 106; made drunk at banquet, 144.
Deluge Legend, Smith translates, xxii. See Flood Legends.
Demeter (de-me´ter), the goddess, Poseidon as lover of, 33, 103.
Demons, the Babylonian Ocean, 34; gods as, 35, 62, 135; Enlil lord of, 35, 63; Tiamat and Apsu as, 37, 38, 64; Tiamat's brood, 140, 141, 214, 215; "ceremonies of riddance", 58; as sources of misfortune, 60; in images, 61; the winged bull, &c., 65; the "will-o'-the-wisp", 66, 67; Anu as father of, 63, 68; as lovers, 67, 68; Adam's first wife Lilith, 67; ghosts as, 69, 215; penetrate everywhere, 71, 72; as pigs, horses, goats, &c., 71; Set pig of Egypt, 85; as wind hags, 72, 73; the Zu bird, 74; Indian eagle, 166; association of with gods, 76; the serpent mother one of the, 74-76 ; the Jinn, 78; as composite monsters, 79; the Teutonic Beli, 95; in mythology and folk lore, 151 et seq.; the Gorgons,

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