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Myths of Babylonia and Assyria

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Mountain gods, Enlil and the, 35.
"Mountain of the West", Olympus as, 332; temples as symbols of, 332.
Mountains, as totems, 291, 292.
Mouse, god as a, 296.
Mulla, Gaulish mule god, as Mars, 316.
Mulla (mül´la), the "Will-o'-the-wisp", 66 et seq.
Müller, Max, on lunar chronology, 312.
Mummu (müm´mü), plots with Apsu and Tiamat, 139, 140; overcome by Ea, 140, 142.
Mummu-Tiamat, or Tiawath. See Tiamat,
Mursil (mür´sil), King of Hittites, 364; conquests of Egypt, 364.
Music, magical origin of, 238.
Muski (moosh´kee), overlords of Hittites, 380; Hittites freed from yoke of, 386; Thraco-Phrygian kingdom of, 395; Assyrians fight with, 397; the Biblical Meshech, 464.
Müt, Egyptian cult of, 105, 418; Aton and, 419.
Mutallu (mü´täl´lü), Hittite king, wars of with Rameses II, 365, 366.
Mysticism, the "lord of many existences", 297, 299; Osiris as father, husband, son, &c., 297; Babylonian and Egyptian, 297, 298; forms of Horus, 300, 304; "world soul" conception, 304; father and son gods identical, 304, 305; Anshar and Anu and "self power", 328; Ashur and Brahma, 328.

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Nabonidus (na-bo´nid-us), King of Babylonia, religious innovations of, 492, 493; relations with Cyrus, 494, 495.
Näbo-pol-äs´sar, King of Babylon, 487; alliance of with Medes, 488; fall of Nineveh, 488; Cyaxares the ally of, 493.
Nabu (nä´bü). See Nebo.
Nabu-aplu-iddin (na´bu-ap-lu-id´din), King of Babylon, 408.
Nabu-na´id, King of Babylonia. See Nabonidus.
Nadab (na´dab), King of Israel, 403.
Nahum, the doom of Nineveh, 477, 478, 488.
Naki´a, queen mother of Esarhaddon, 470; reigns in absence of Esarhaddon, 472; coronation of Ashur-bani-pal, 480.
Namtar (näm´tar), demon of disease, smites Ishtar in Hades, 97.
Nana (nä´nä), goddess of Erech, 124, 125; statue of 1635 years in Elam, 485.
Nannar (nän´nar), moon god, origin of name of, 52; consort and children of, 53; as father of Isis, 100; as a bisexual deity, 161, 299; cult of in Kish, 241; as bull of heaven, 334; Ishtar and, 436. See Moon and Sin.
Naram-Sin (nä´ram-sin), King of Akkad, famous stele of, 128; great empire of, 129; pigtails worn by enemies of, 265.
Naturalism, xxxiii; the conception of "self power", 291; Sumerian and Indian beliefs, 291, 292, 304, 328, 329; Totemism and, 293 et seq.; various co-existing forms of deities, 297.
Navigation, Sumerians and, 2.
Nebo (nā´bo), protector of Ashur-bani-pal's library, xxii, xxiii, 303; as Mercury, the messenger, 302; Merodach and Ea and, 303, 435, 436; as Mermer-Ramman, 303; month of, 305; Semiramis inscription, 419, 422; mother worship and, 434; spouse of, 436; small Kalkhi temple of, 487.
Nebuchadrezzar I (ne-bü-chad-rez´zar) of Babylonia, 380; conquests of, 381; power of, 382.
Nebuchadrezzar II, Hanging Gardens of, 220, 489; fiery furnace of, 349; monotheistic hymn of, 479; Egyptians routed by, 489; King of Judah captured by, 490; takes Jews captive, 491, 492.
Necho, the Pharaoh, Asiatic campaigns of, 489; rout of by Nebuchadrezzar, 489, 490.
Necho of Sais, Assyrian governor in Egypt, 475; Ashur-bani-pal and, 482; slain by Ethiopians, 483.
Neheb-Kau (ne´heb-kä´ü), Egyptian serpent goddess, 150.
Nehemiah in the Susan palace, III; restoration of Jews, 496.
Neith, Egyptian cult of, 105; her arrows of fertility, 337; "shuttle" of a thunderbolt, 337 n.
Neolithic Age. See Stone Age, the Late.
Neolithic folk tales, 156.
Nepthys (nep´thys) mourning for Osiris, 83; laments with Isis for Osiris, 99; as joint mother of Osiris, 99; as serpent goddess, 150.
Neptune, connection of with Ea, Dagon, &c, 33; the horn of, 238.
Nereids (nē´rē-ids), the, 33; the Babylonian, 34; as demon lovers, 68.
Nergal (ner´gäl), solar god of disease, 53; as King of Hades, 53, 54; Yama and, 56; as Destroyer, 62, 63, 303; like Teutonic Bell, 95; as form of Merodach, 160; conflict with Eresh-ki-gal, 205; as planet Mars, 303; Horus and Ares and, 304; like Agni, 304; Osiris and Tammuz and, 304; month of, 305; as "high head", 334; worship of in Samaria, 455.

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