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Myths of Babylonia and Assyria

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Merodach Baladan (mer´o-dach bal´adan), King of Babylon, 457; second reign of, 465; death of, 468; sons of and Esarhaddon, 471.
Mesopotamia, present-day racial types in, 8; Assyria and Babylonia struggle to control, 286, 381, 382, 384; under Kassites, 358, 360, 361; atrocities of Ashur-natsir-pal III in, 397.
Messenger of gods, Sumerian Nusku and India Agni as, 50; Papsukel as, 97; Gaga as, 143.
Metals, the northern Mesopotamia, 25.
Mexico, the terrible mother ghost of, 69.
Meyer, Professor Kuno, 101, 102.
Micah, the prophet, 405, 406.
Mice, the golden, Dagon offering of, 32, 33; gods as, 41; as destroyers of Sennacherib's army, 466.
Midas (mī´das), King of Phrygia, Sargon II and, 460, 462.
Migrations, earliest from Arabia and Asia Minor, 10, 11, 12; the Canaanitic or Amorite, 217; Median and Iranian, 244; the Phoenician, 244, 245; of Abraham and Lot, 245, 246; of Hittites to Palestine, 246; prehistoric pottery evidence of, 263; cults and, 338; Aramaean, 359, 360, 376-378 ; Achaean, 376-378 ; the Moslem, 377; the "Bedouin peril", 392; effects of on old empires, 393.
Milky Way, the, 309.
Millet, husks of in Egyptian pre-Dynastic bodies, 6.
Minerva, Neith and, 337.
Mitanni (mitän´ni), Mitra, Indra, &c, gods of, 55, 269; rise of kingdom of, 268; Kurds descendants of people of, 270; Egypt and, 270, 271, 279, 282, 358, 359; Kassites and Hyksos and, 270, 271, 273; Assyria subject to, 270, 279; Merodach's image in, 272; in Tell-el-Amarna letters, 281; conquered by Hittites, 283, 284; cultural influence of, 316; Assyria occupies, 367.
Mithra (mith´rä), the Persian god; attributes of, 54, 55; Sumerian gods and, 55, 56; eagle as, 168, 169; Ashur and, 338; Cambyses sacrifices Apis bull to, 495.
Mitra (mit´ră), Aryo-Indian god, Shamash and, 54; association of with rain, 55; Sumerians and, 55, 56; identified with Yama, 56, 201; links with Agni and Tammuz, 94; in Mitanni, 55, 269.
Moab, Judah and, 402.
Mohammed, spitting custom of, 46.
Moisture of life, gods and, 45.
Moloch, the god, fire ceremony and, 50; children sacrificed to, 171.
Money, spat on to ensure increase, 47.
Mongolians, the, Sumerians unlike, 3,4; elves of, 105; Hittites and, 265, 266.
Monotheism, in Creation legend, 149; Babylonia, 160, 161.
Mons Meg, 156.
Moon, the, water worship and worship of. 45,51; Nannar (Sin), god of, 40; origin of in sea fire, 50, 51; as source of fertility and growth, 52; consort and family of, 53; Mitra and Varuna as regulators of, 54; goblet of, 75; in demon war, 76; devoured by pig demon, 85; god of as father of Isis, 100; bi-sexual deity of, 161, 299, 301; as a planet, 301; forms of god of, 297, 298; Venus and, 314; in astrology, 318; the "four quarters of", 323, 324.-See Nannar and Sin.
Moon goddess, the, 53.
Moses, in Koran water of life story, 186.
Mother, the Great, agriculturists and, xxx; as source of food supply, xxxii; destroying goddesses as, 57; Tiamat as, 64, 106, 140, 157; the serpent as, 74-76 ; the Gaelic Hag as, 87; Ishtar as, 100, 157; Nut of Egypt as, 100, 106; the Aryo-Indian Sri-Lakshmi as, 101; lovers of die yearly, 101 et seq.) human sacrifices to, 104; worship of in Jerusalem, 106; women as offerers to, 106-108 ; Kish queen and, 114; Lagash form of, 116; lions, deer, and wild goats of, 120; at creation of mankind, 148; as star Sirius, 296; Semiramis legend and, 436, 437. See Mother Worship.
Mother demons, in Sumerian and Anglo-Scottish folk tales, 153; Neolithic origin of, 156.
Mother ghost, the terrible, in Western Asia, India, and Mexico, 69; Buriats plead with, 69, 70.
"Mother of Mendes", the, Egyptian fish and corn deity, 29; Nina and, 117.
"Mother right", Hittites and, 418; Darius I succeeds through, 496.
Mother worship, in Mediterranean racial areas, 104, 105; in Semiramis Age, 417 et seq.; Queen Tiy and, 434 > goddesses as mother, wife, and daughter of god, 436; Sargon II and, 463; Esarhaddon and, 471; Ashur-bani-pal and, 486; Artaxerxes promotes, 497.
Mothers, the twin, Isis and Nepthys as, 99.
Moulton, Professor, on Indian conception of conscience, 54; on Mithraism, 201.

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