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Myths of Babylonia and Assyria

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Küta and Küthä. See Cuthah.
Kutu (kü´tü), the men of, 128, 264. See Gutium.

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Labartu (la-bär´tü), the, a mountain hag, 68; as a luck spirit, 77.
Labashi-Marduk (la´ba-shi-mar´dük), King of Babylonia, 492.
"La Belle Dame Sans Merci", Ishtar as, 174, 175. Lachamu (lach-ä´mü), goddess, in Creation legend, 37, 138, 143.
Lachmu (lach´mü), god, in Creation legend, 37, 138, 143.
Lagash (lä´gash), city of, early rulers of, 115 et seq.; deities of, 116-118 ; relations with Umma, 118-120 ; site of at Tello, 120; revolution in, 120; Urukagina, the reformer of, 121-124 ; sack of, 124; Gudea, King of, 129; sculptures, buildings, and trade of, 130; bearded god of, 135, 136; burning of in Hammurabi Age, 243. Also Shir-pür´lä.
Lakshmi (lăksh´mee), the Indian eternal mother, 101.
Lamassu (la´mas-sü), the winged bull, 65.
Lamb, the sacrificed, inspiration from blood of, 48.
Land laws, in early Sumeria, 26; of Babylonia, 229, 230.
Lang, Andrew, on Cronos, 64; on father and son myth, 158; on Greek star lore, 319.
Langdon, Dr., Sumerian psalms, 96 et seq.; on Ninip and Enlil, 158; on doves and goddesses, 428.
Language, race and, 3; Sumerians, Chinese, Turks, Magyars, Finns, and Basques compared, 3.
Larsa (lär´sä), sun god chief deity of, 40; revolt against Isin, 132; Rim-Sin, king of, 133; rise of sun cult of, 240; Elamite kings of, 242; the Biblical Ellasar, 247; Nabonidus and, 492.
Laurin (law´reen), the Germanic elfin lover, 68.
Law courts, in Hammurabi Age, 223.
Layard, Sir A.H., discoveries of, xix et seq.; Ashur symbols, 343; description of Kalkhi, 399-401 .
"Lay of the Harper", the Sumerian "Song of the Sea Lady" and, 178, 179.
Lead, in northern Mesopotamia, 25.
Lebanon, Gudea of Lagash gets timber from, 130.
Leicestershire wind hag, 73.
Library, Shalmaneser III founded at Kalkhi, 422.
Libyans, the, shaving customs of, 9.
Life, the water of, 44, 45; the plant of, 44; blood and sap and, 45; liver as seat of, 48; habits of and modes of thought, 51.
Light on head, Merodach's, 145.
Li´la or Li´lu, the demon, 67.
Li´lith, "Adam's first wife", 67; Indian Surpanaka like, 67.
Linen, manufactured in prehistoric Egypt, 14.
Lion god, Nergal as the, 54.
Lions, associated with mother goddess, 120.
Liver, the, as seat of life, 48; dragon's vulnerable part, 153.
Loftus, W.K., xx.
Loki, the Germanic god, taunts goddesses regarding lovers, 102, 103; god Barleycorn and, 170.
"Long Meg", the English giantess, 155, 156; "Long Tom" and, 156.
"Long Tom", the giant, guns called, 156.
Love charms and love lyrics, 238.
Love goddess, Ishtar as, 99, 175, 176; the inconstancy of, 99 et seq., 102, 103, 104.
Lovers, the demon, 67, 68.
Lucian (loosh´yan), Semiramis legend, 425.
Lucifer, Babylonian king as, 331.
Luck, spitting to secure, 46 et seq.; spirits of, 77.
Lugal-zaggisi (lü´gal-zag´gi-si), King of Umma, sack of Lagash by, 123, 124; gods of, 124; Kish captured by, 124; Erech capital of empire of, 124, 125; supposed invasion of Syria by, 125.
Lulubu (lül´ü-bü), mountaineers, 128.
Lunar chronology, solar chronology preceded by, 312; "Four Quarters", 323, 324.
Lunar zodiac, the original, 309.
Lycia, god had wife in, 221.
Lydia, emissaries from to Ashur-banipal, 483; helps Egypt against Assyria, 486; alliance with Egypt against Cyrus, 494.

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Ma, the goddess, serpent form of, 76; Tiamat and, 150; goddess of Comana, 267.
Magic and poetry, 236 et seq.
Magician, the great, Ea as, 38.
Magyars, language of and the Sumerian, 3. Mahabharata, the (măhä´bha´´rătă), 67, 68; the various Indras in, 101; Karna myth in, 126; eagle myth, 166; Bhima like Gilgamesh in, 187; Naturalism and Totemism in, 291, 292, 293; the "wheel of life" in, 346-347 ; the Shakuntala legend in, 423, 424.

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