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Myths of Babylonia and Assyria

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Rhone, the river, dragon of, 152.
Ribhus (rib´hüs), the elves of India, 105.
Ridgeway, Professor, on the Achaeans, 377.
Rim-Anum (rim-an´um), revolt of in Hammurabi Age, 242.
Rimmon (rim´mon), Enlil, Tarku, &c., as, 35, 57, 395.
Rim-Sin, struggle of with Babylon, 217; Hammurabi reduces power of, 249; put to death by Samsu-iluna, 249, 256.
Rim´ush. See Urumush.
Ripley, Professor W.Z., on Mediterranean racial types in Asia, 8.
Risley, Mr., on Naturalism in India, 291.
Rivers, worship of, 44; life principle in, 48; created by Merodach, 149.
Robin Goodfellow, the Babylonian, 66.
Roman burial customs, 207.
Rome, the death eagle of, 169.
Rose Garden, the Wonderful, 68.
Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, the Lilith sonnet, 67.
Rudra (rood´rä), the Indian god, 64.
Rusas (rü´säs), King of Urartu, Sargon II routs, 460, 461.
Russia, the double-headed eagle of, 168; Persian and Armenian questions, 357.
Russian Turkestan, early civilization of and the Sumerian, 5.

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Saliva, Isis serpent formed from, 45; magical qualities of, 46.
Samaria, building of, 405; murder of Jezebel in, 410; Assyrians capture, 455; "ten tribes" deported, 455; Babylonians settled in, 456.
Sammu-rammat (sam´mu-ram-mat), Queen of Assyria, as Semiramis, 417, 437, 438; a Babylonian, 418; high status of, 419; relation to Adadnirari IV, 419, 420; innovations of, 421; mother worship and, 423, 436; Queen Nakia like, 470, 471.
Samsu-iluna (säm-sü-il-ü´na), King, son of Hammurabi, slays Rim-Sin, 249; Kassites appear in reign of, 255; Erech and Ur restored by, 256.
Sandan (sän´dän), the god, 261; Agni and Melkarth and, 346; winged disk of, 348. Also rendered Sandes.
Sandstorms, the Babylonian, 24.
Sap of plants, vitalized by water of life, 45.
Sarah, Abraham's wife, 16.
Saraswati (să-răs´wă-tee), wife of Brahma, 101.
Sardanapalus (sar-dan-a-pā´lus), palace burning of, 350; Ashur-bani-pal and, 486, 487, 488.
Sargon of Akkad, as Patriarch, xxxiii; the Patriarch-Tammuz myth of, 91, 437; humble origin of, 125; legend of like Indian Karna story, 126; empire of, 127; Enlil-bani of Isin like, 133; Gilgamesh legend and, 171, 172; Sargon II an incarnation of, 462.
Sargon II, King of Assyria, excavations at city of, xx; "Lost Ten Tribes" deported by, 455; Merodach Baladan revolt, 457; Syrian revolts against, 458, 459; tribute from Piru of Mutsri, 458; Piru and Pharaoh, 458 n.; Isaiah warns Ahaz regarding, 459; Hittites and, 460; Urartu crippled by, 460, 461; Merodach Baladan ejected by, 462; Messianic pretensions of, 462; Dur-Sharrukin built by, 463; deities worshipped by, 463; assassination of, 463, 464.
Saturn, the planet, Horus as, 300, 302; in sun and moon group, 301; Ninip (Nirig) as, 301; as ghost of elder god, 302; month of, 305; the "black", 314, 315; in astrology, 318.
Satyrs, the dance of at Babylon, 114, 333.
Saul, the ephod ceremony, 213, 214; cremation of, 350.
Saushatar (sa-ü-sha´tär), King of Mitanni, Assyria subdued by, 279, 280.
Sayce, Professor, on Dagon-Dagan problem, 32; on Daonus and Tammuz, 83; on Hittite chronology, 264; on star worship, 317; on the goat god, 332, 333; Hittite winged disk, 347, 348, 428.
Sceaf or Scef, "the sheaf", Tammuz and the Germanic myth of, 91, 92, 93, 210.
Schliemann, pottery finds by, 263.
Schools, in Hammurabi Age, 251.
Scorpion man and wife, in Gilgamesh epic, 177, 178.
Scotland, the sea god of, 33; spitting customs in, 47; the "Great Mother" in, a demon, 64; return of dead dreaded in, 70; "calling back" belief in, 70 n.; south-west wind a hag like Babylonian, 73; fairies and elves of, 80, 186; Tammuz-Diarmid myth of, 85; Diarmid a love god of, 87; the eternal goddess of, 101; "the Yellow Muilearteach" of, 151; slain by Finn as Merodach slays Tiamat, 151; great eel story of, 152; mother-monster Sumerian lore in, 153; giant lore of, 164, 317; Etana-like eagle myth of, 167, 168; John Barleycorn, the Icelandic god Barleycorn and Nimrod, 170, 170 n.,

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