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Myths of Babylonia and Assyria

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Hoshea (ho-she´a), King of Israel, 453, 454.
Host of heaven, 305.
Hotherus (hoth´erus), Gilgamesh and, 184, 185.
"House of Clay", the grave called, 56; 206-208 .
Hraesvelgur (hrā´svel-gur), Icelandic wind demon, 72.
Human sacrifices, the May Day, 50. "Husband of his mother", xxxii; in Sumerian, Indian, and Egyptian mythologies, 106, 304, 305; Kingu becomes lover of Tiamat, 106; sun as offspring and spouse of the moon, 301; Adad-nirari IV as, 420. See Father and son conflict.
Hydra, as Dragon, 152.
Hyksos (hik´sos), Egypt invaded by, 259; Mitannians and, 270; horse introduced into Egypt by, 271; theories regarding, 271; trading relations of with Crete and Persia, 273; period of expulsion of, 275.

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Iberians, the, Sumerians and Egyptians congeners of, 9; goddesses of, 105; folk tales of, 156.
Ibis, demons enter the, 71.
Iceland, wind hag of, 73; Barleycorn a god of, 170n.
Idols, spirit of god or demon in, 61; gods of taken prisoners, 62.
Idun(ee´doon),Germanic goddess, lovers of, 102.
Igigi (i´gig-i), spirits of heaven, 34, 149.
Ilu-bi´di, smith king of Hamath, 457, 458.
Immortality, quest of Gilgamesh, 177; Song of the Sea Lady, 178, 179; Lay of the Harper, 179; Pir-napishtim and Gilgamesh, 181 et seq..; Ea-hani's revelation, 183-184 ; no Babylonian Paradise, 203, 210, 211; Brahmans ask Alexander the Great for, 208; Egyptian Ra and Osirian doctrines, 209.
India, Sumerian myths in, xxvi, xxvii; Mediterranean race in, 7; Brahma-Vishnu and Ea, 27; Babylonian flood myth in, 27, 28, 196; demons of and the Babylonian, 34; mother ghost in, 69; Garuda eagle and Sumerian Zu bird, 74, 75, 165-169 , 330; wedding bracelet of and Ishtar's, 98, 98n.; eternal "mothers" and "dying gods" in, 101; Ribhus the "elves" of, 105; fairies of, 294; Gilgamesh myth in, 187-189 ; Babylonian culture in, 199, 200, 313; face paint of gods in, 211; jungle-dwellers' conception of "Self Power", 291, 304; star myths of, 296; early astronomers of, 300; lunar zodiac of, 309; constellations identified before planets in, 318; horse sacrifice in, 309; sun and moon marriages in, 306; doctrine of World's Ages in, 310 et seq.; "finger counting" at prayer in, 311n.; deities connected with goat in, 333; "man in the eye" belief, 335, 336; cult of "late invaders" of, 338; fire cult in, 346; Solomon's trade with, 389, 390; Jehoshaphat's fleet, 408; swans as love messengers in, 429.
"Indo-Europeans", Mitannians as, 269, 270.
Indra (ind´ră), god of India, a world artisan like Ea and Ptah, 30; Anu's messengers like Maruts of, 34; Enlil and, 35; Ramman, Hadad, Thor, &c, and, 57, 261, 340; in Garuda myth, 74, 75; dies annually like Tammuz, 101; various forms of, 101; as slayer of father, 158, 302; eagle as, 169; Paradise of like Odin's, 209; thunder horn of, 238.
Insects, gods as, 296.
Inspiration, derived from sacred juice, 45; from drinking blood, 48; from incense and breath of Apis bull, 49.
Inundation, the Babylonian, 24.
Inverness, the "sleeper" and fairy mound of, 164.
Ionians, deported from Cilicia to Nineveh, 464.
Iranian sun god, Sumerians and, 55, 56.
Ireland, the corn god and river goddess of, 33, 238; spitting customs in, 47; "calling back" of souls in, 70, 70n.; Anu a wind hag, 73; Tammuz-Diarmid myth in, 85, 87; Angus, the love god of, 90, 238, 428n.; the eternal goddess of, 101, 102, 268; the "morúach" (worm) of, 151; flood legend of, 196; the Hades of, 203; pig as devil in, 293; doctrine of world's ages in, 310 et seq.; origin of culture of, 315, 316; giant gods of, 317; pigeon lore in, 431.
Iron, in northern Mesopotamia, 25; used in folk cures, 236.
Irrigation, in early Sumeria, 23, 39.
Isaac, forbids Jacob to marry a Hittite, 266.
Isaiah, 21; doom of Babylonia, 113, 499; "worm" of, the dragon, 151; use of Babylonian symbolism by, 331, 341; "satyrs" referred to by, 333; on Assyria the Destroyer, 340; on Topher, 350; reference to Jerusalem's water supply, 451; warns Ahaz, 459; destruction of Sennacherib's army, 466; tradition of murder of, 474.
Ishbi-Urra (ish´bi-oor´ra), King of Isin, 132.

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