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Myths of Babylonia and Assyria

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Enannatum I (en-an-nä´tum) of Lagash, defeats Umma force, 119.
Enannatum II, King of Lagash, last of Ur-Nina's line, 120.
England, the ancestral giant of, 42; spitting customs in, 47; return of dead dreaded in, 70, 70n; Black Annis, the wind hag, 73, 101; fairies and elves of, 80, 186; the "fire drake" of, 151; "Long Meg" a hag of, 156; "Long Tom" a giant of, 156; pigeon lore in, 431.
Enki (än´ki), "lord of the world", Ea as, 31. See Ea.
En´lil, god of Nippur and elder Bel, lord of demons, 35; spouse of, 36; in early group of deities, 37; like Indian Shiva, 38; deities that link with, 35, 57, 271, 272; as destroyer, 62, 63; "fates" as sons of, 80; Ur Nina worshipped, 116; as son of Anu, 124; as son of Ea, 139; Ninip as son and father of, 53, 158, 302; during Isis Dynasty, 132; astral "field" of, 147; Merodach directs decrees of, 149; as corn god, 159; monotheism of cult of, 161; temple of as "world house", 35, 332; as bull and "high head", 334; Etana in heaven of, 166; also rendered Ellil. See Bel.
Enlil-bani (en´lil-bä´ni), King of Isin, a usurper like Sargon, 133.
En-Mersi (en-mer´si), a form of Tammuz, 116.
Enneads, the Babylonian and Egyptian, 36.
Entemena(en-te´men-a), King of Lagash, Umma subdued by, 119, 120; famous silver vase of, 120; worshipped as a god, 257, 258.
Ephod, the, used by David, 213, 214.
Ephron the Hittite, 12.
Equinoxes, precession of, where law of discovered: Greece or Babylonia? 320, 320n, 322.
Erech, Anu god of, 34; gods of become flies and mice, 41; destroying sun goddess of, 57; Ur-Nina and, 116; under Lagash, 119; an ancient capital, 124, 125; rise of after Akkad, 129; moon god at, 130; in Gilgamesh epic, 172 et seq.; in revolt against Ashur-bani-pal, 484; Nabonidus and, 492.
Eresh-ki-gal (eresh-ki´gäl), goddess of death, 53; Nergal husband and conqueror of, 53, 54, 204, 205, 303; as a Norn, 77; "Fates" as sons of, 80; as wife of Enlil, 80; Germanic hag like, 95; punishment of Ishtar by, 96, 97; as destroyer, 100.
Eridu (e´ri-dü), once a seaport, 22, 25, 38; Ea the god of, 27; sanctity of, 38, 39.
Eros, Greek love god, 90.
E-sagila (e-säg´i-la), Merodach's temple, 221; Hammurabi and, 252; in Kassite Age, 274; as symbol of world hill, 332; sacked by Sennacherib, 468; gods of Ur, Erech, Larsa, and Eridu in, 492, 493; Xerxes pillages, 497; Alexander the Great repairs, 497; decay of, 498.
Esarhaddon (e´sar-had´don), character of, 470; Babylonian wife of, 471; Egypto-Syrian league against, 471, 472; Queen Nakia regent of, 472; alliance with Urartu, 473; sack of Sidon, 473; Manasseh's revolt, 474; invasion of Egypt, 475; revolt in Assyria, 476; successors chosen by, 476; death of, 476.
Esau, Hittite wives of, 266.
Etana (e-tä´nä), Zu bird myth and, 74-76 ; quest of the "Plant of Birth", 164, 165; flight with eagle to heavens, 165, 166.
Eternal goddess, the, husbands of die annually, 101 et seq.
Ethnology, folk beliefs and, xxvi.
Euphrates, the river, 22; as "the soul of the land", 23; rise and fall of, 24; as the creator, 29.
Europe, lunar worship in, 52; Armenoid invasion of, 264.
Evans, Sir Arthur, pottery finds by, 263.
Evil eye, the, 235, 236.
"Evil Merodach", King of Babylon, 492.
Evolution, in Babylonian religion, xxxiv.
Ezekiel, on fire-worshipping ceremony, 50; Tammuz weeping, 82; on ethnics of Jerusalem, 246; on Hittite characteristics, 266; Assyria the cedar, 340, 341; the wheel of life symbol, 344 et seq.
Ezra, return of Jewish captives with, 496.

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Face paint, for the dead, 206; why used for dead, living, and gods, 212.
Fafner dragon, 156.
Fairies, the Babylonian, 67; origin of, 79, 80; green like other spirits, 186; the European, Egyptian, and Indian, 294; human bargains with, 294, 295; birds as, 429.
Farm labourers, scarcity of in Babylonia, 256.
Farnell, Dr., on pre-Hellenic religion, 104; on racial gods in Greece, 105.

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