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Myths of Babylonia and Assyria

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171; water of life myths of, 186, 187; dark tunnel stories of, 189; Pictish customs in, 212; the Gunna, 213; seers and bull skin ceremony, 213; folk cures in, 232, 233; pig as the devil in, 293; May day solar belief in, 348; the "seven sleepers" in, 394; "death thraw" belief, 427 n.; doves and ravens, 429; pigeon lore in, 431.
Scott, Sir Walter, the Taghairm ceremony, 213.
Scyld. See Sceaf.
Scythians, raids of in Western Asia, 461; Esarhaddon and, 472; fall of Nineveh, 488.
Sea demon, Ea as a, 62.
Sea fire, 50, 51.
Sea giants, the Babylonian, 34.
Sea goddess, Ea's spouse as, and earth lady, 34.
Sea gods, Ea, Dagon, Poseidon, Neptune, Shony, and Njord as, 33.
"Sea Lady", the, Sabitu, in Gilgamesh epic, 178, 179; Germanic hag and, 184, 185; the Indian Maya like, 188.
Sea of Death, in Gilgamesh epic, 178 et seq.
Sealand, Dynasty of in Hammurabi Age, 257; in Kassite Age, 274, 275.
Seasonal changes, evil spirits cause, 65.
Seasons, the, of Babylonia, 23, 24.
Sebek (seb´ek), Egyptian crocodile god, as a weeping deity, 29.
Sekhet (se´khet), the Egyptian goddess, Ishtar and, 57.
Seleucid Period, Lagash occupied in, 243.
Seleucus I, 498.
Seleukeia, rival city to Babylon, 498.
"Self power", xxxiii; conception of in stage of Naturalism, 291; the "world soul" conception, 304; Anu a form of, 328; the "world soul", 328; gods as phases of, 329; stars as phases of, 331.
Semiramis (sem-ir´a-mis), Queen, as founder of Nineveh, 277; Queen Sammu-rammat as, 417; mother worship and, 423, 434; birth legend like Shakuntala's, 423, 424; as representative of mother goddess, 425; buildings and mounds of, 425, 426; Persian connection, 427, 433; dove symbol of, 431, 432; origin of legend of, 437, 438; Urartu and, 441; Queen Nakia and, 471; wife of Cambyses like, 496. See Sammu-rammat.
Semites, Akkadians were, 2; the racial blend of, 9 et seq.; influence of on Sumerian gods, 135, 136, 137.
Sennacherib (sen-näk´er-ib), King of Assyria, 463; wars of in Elam and Asia Minor, 464; Ionians deported to Nineveh by, 464; Merodach Baladan's second reign, 465; army of destroyed by "angel of the Lord", 466, 467; death of Merodach Baladan, 468; destruction of Babylon by, 468, 469; murder of, 470; Nakia, Babylonian wife of, 471.
Sergi, Professor, on Syrian and Asia Minor races, 11, 267.
Serpent, Isis makes from saliva of Ra, 45; in group of seven spirits, 63; the world, 150; dragon as, 157, 158; totemic theory, 293, 296; in Crete, 430.
Serpent charms, as fertility and birth charms, 150, 165.
Serpent worship, 77.
Serpents, the mother of, in Zu bird myth, 74, 75; the Babylonian and Egyptian, 74-76 , 150.
Sesostris (se-sōs´tris), Hittite god identified with, 441; Semiramis and, 426.
Set, as boar demon, 46, 85, 293; as the dragon, 156; as thunder god, 261.
Seti I (set´ee), of Egypt, struggle of with Hittites, 364.
Seven, the demons in groups of, 34.
"Sevenfold One", 298; constellations as, 300 et seq.; Tammuz as, 304, 317.
"Seven sleepers", the, 394.
Seven spirits, the, dragon, &c., in, 63; the daughters of Anu, 68; the sexless, 71.
Shabaka (shä´bä-kä), King of Egypt, the Biblical So and, 454 n.
Shakespeare, "Jack" the fairy, 66; Tiamat-like imagery in, 151; "sea devils", 152; grave inscription of, 214, 215; astrology references, 324, 325.
Shakuntala (shă-koon´tă-läh), birth legend of like Semiramis's, 423, 424; Persian eagle legend and, 493.
Shallum (shäl´lüm), revolt of at Samaria, 449.

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