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Myths of Babylonia and Assyria

Page: 269

Ea-bani (ā´ä-bä´ni), 41, 42; ghost of as "wind gust", 48, 49; goat demi-god, 135; lured from the wilds, 173; as ally of Gilgamesh, 174; Ishtar's wooing, 174, 175; slaying of Ishtar's bull, 176; death of, 176, 177; ghost of invoked by Gilgamesh, 183, 184.
Eagle, the, Sumerian Zu bird and Indian Garuda eagle, 74, 75, 165, 166, 168, 169, 330, 346, 347; the lion headed as Nin-Girsu (Tammuz), 120, 135; in Etana myth, 165; in Nimrod myth, 166, 167; in Alexander the Great legend, 167; in Scottish folk tale, 167, 168; as soul carrier, 168; Roman Emperor's soul and, 169; Hercules and, 170, 349; Gilgamesh protected at birth by, 171; Persian patriarch protected at birth by, 493; the Totemic theory, 293, 493; wheel of life and, 346, 347; Ashur and Horus and, 343; wings of on Ashur disk, 351, 352.
Eagle stone, as a birth charm, 165.
Eagle tribe, the ancient, 493.
Eannatum (ā´än-nä´tum), King of Lagash, a great conqueror, 118, 119; rules Ur and Erech, 119; works of, 119; mound burial in period of, 214.
Earth children, elves and dwarfs as, 292, 292 n.
Earth spirits, males among father worshippers, 105; the Egyptian, Teutonic, Aryan, and Siberian, 105; elves and fairies as, 294, 295.
Earth worship, moon and stone worship and, 52.
Ecclesiastes, "Lay of the Harper", "Song of the Sea Lady" and, 179, 180.
Ecke (eck-ā), Tyrolese storm demon, 74.
Eclipse foretold by Assyrian and Babylonian astronomers, 321, 322; the Ahaz sundial record, 323; Babylonian records of, 324; in reign of Ashurdan III, 442.
Ecliptic, when divided, 322.
Edinburgh, the giant Arthur of, 164.
Edom, Judah and, 402, 409, 448; tribute from to Assyria, 439.
Education, in Hammurabi Age, 251.
Egg, the, goddess Atargatis born of, 28, 426; thorn as life in, 352.
Egypt, agricultural festivals in, xxxi; debt of modern world to, xxxv; prehistoric agriculture in, 6; Mediterranean race in, 7; early shaving customs, 5, 9, 10; theory copper first used in, 12; social status of women in, 16; early gods of and Sumerian, 26, 36, 37; creative tears of deities of, 45; lunar worship in, 52; god and goddess cults in, 105; Great Mother Nut of, 106; at dawn of Sumerian history, 114; bearded deities of, 136; dragon of, 156; "Lay of Harper" and Sumerian "Song of Sea Lady", 178, 179; flood legend of, 197; feast of dead in, 206; burial customs and Sumerian, 209-214 ; Hyksos invasion and Hittite raid on Babylon, 259; culture debt of to Syria, 275; prehistoric Armenoid invasion of, 11, 263; prehistoric black foreign pottery, 263; Totemism in, 292-295 , 432-433 ; Syrian empire of lost, 284; fairies and elves of, 294; Pharaoh displaces gods in, 295; doctrine of mythical ages in, 315; the phoenix, 330; the "man in the sun", 336; Neith as a thunder goddess, 337, 337 n.; Ankh symbol, 347; influence of Hittites in, 364; wars with Hittites, 365, 366; Cretans and sea raiders,378; Hebrews and, 388; "mother right" in, 418; sacred pigeons in, 428; fosters revolt against Sargon II, 457; Pharaoh and Piru of Mutsri, 458 and n.; Sennacherib defeats army of, 465; intrigues against Assyria, 465, 471; as Assyrian province, 475; Ashur-bani-pal and, 482, 484; Assyrian yoke shaken off, 486; Scythians on frontier of, 488; after Assyria's fall, 489; Hophra plots against Nebuchadrezzar II, 491.
El´ah, King of Israel, 405.
Elam, prehistoric pottery of, 5, 263; copper from, 130; British influence in 357; caravan routes of, 361.
Elamites, relations with early Sumerians, 111; defeated by Eannatum of Lagash, 118; raid on Lagash by, 121; Sargon of Akkad defeats, 127; Ur dynasty overthrown by, 131; in Hammurabi Age, 217; conquests of Warad-Sin and Rim-Sin, 217; King Sin-mubal-lit's struggle with, 242, 243; Medes and, 244; King of and Abraham, 247; in Syria, 247; driven from Babylonia, 249; in Kassite period, 274, 370, 380, 381; connection of with early Assyria, 278; struggle for trade expansion, 361 et seq.; Babylonian raid, 369; during Solomon period, 391; Esarhaddon and, 472; Ashur-bani-pal subdues, 484, 485.
Elisha, call of Jehu, 409, 410; call of Hazael, 410, 411.
Elves, the Babylonian, 67; as lovers, 68; origin of conception of, 79, 80, 292; like Indian Ribhus and Siberian "masters", 105; the European, Egyptian, and Indian, 294; human bargains with, 294, 295.

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