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Myths of Babylonia and Assyria

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Sleepers, the seven, the Indras as, 101; Thomas the Rhymer, Finn, Napoleon, and Skobeleff as, 164; as spirits of fertility, 164; Tammuz and, 210.
Smith, Professor Elliot, on Sumerian origins, 7; on origin of Semites, 10; on conquest by Akkadians of Sumerians, 12; on first use of copper, 12; on early Egyptian invasion of "broad heads", 263, 264.
Smith, George, career and discoveries of, xxi-xxiii; "Descent of Ishtar", 95 et seq.
Smith, Professor Robertson, on Atargatis legend, 28; on life-blood beliefs, 47; on agricultural weeping ceremony, 83.
Snakes, doves and, Cretan goddess and, 430.
So, King of Egypt, Shabaka and other kings and, 454, 454 n.
Sokar, a composite monster god, 135.
Sokar (sok´är), Egyptian lord of fear, 63.
Solomon, King, ally of Egypt and Tyre, 388, 389; sea trade of with India, 389, 390; Babylonia during period of, 391; Judah and Israel separated after death of, 401, 402.
Soma (sō´mă), source of inspiration, 45.
Song of the Sea Lady, in Gilgamesh epic, 178, 179.
"Soul of the land", river Euphrates as the, 23.
Souls, carried to Hades by eagle, 168.
Spells on water, 44; layers of punished, 233.
Spinning, in Late Stone Age, 14.
Spirits, "air" and "breath" as, 48, 49; gods evolved from, 60; the good and evil, 58, 63, 77, 78, 236; the Gorgons, 159; periodic liberation of, 65; the "calling back" belief, 69, 70; penetrate everywhere, 71, 72; of luck and fate, 77, 236; elves, Ribhus, and Burkans as, 105.
Spitting customs, in Asia, Africa, and Europe, 46, 47.
Spring sun, the, Tammuz as god of, 53.
Sri, the Indian eternal mother, 101.
Stars, the, great beauty of in Babylonia, 24; "Will-o'-the-wisps" as, 67; Zu bird and, 74; Merodach fixes Signs of the Zodiac, 147; the "stations" of Enlil and Ea, 147; animals and myths of the, 289; in various local mythologies, 290; the "host of heaven", 294; as totems, 295; as ghosts, 295, 304; in mythologies of Teutons, Aryo-Indians, Greeks, Egyptians, &c., 295, 296, 319, 320; star of Osiris, 296; Ishtar myths, 295, 299; Merodach as Regulus and Capella, 299; bi-sexual deities and the, 299; early association of Isis with, 300; three for each month, 307, 308, 309; the "divinities of council", 309; the doctrine of mythical Ages and, 310 et seq.; popular worship of, 317; as "birth-ruling divinities", 318; spirits of associated with gods, 318; in Indian Vedas and "Forest Books", 318; Biblical references to, 324; literary references to, 325; Anshar as the Pole star, 330; Isaiah and Polar star myth, 331; Polar star as "the kid", 333; in Ashur ring symbol, 344.
Steer, moon god as the, 52, 135.
Stone Age, the Late, pottery of in Turkestan, Elam, Asia Minor, and Europe, 5; origin of agriculture in, 6; in Palestine, 10; racial blending in Egypt in, II; civilization in, 13 et seq.; refined faces of men of, 15.
Stone worship, moon worship and, 52; Ninip the bull god and, 53.
Storm demons, the Babylonian Shutu and Adapa legend, 72, 73; the European, 72, 73. See Wind hags.
Strabo, on Babylonian works of Alexander, 498; on Semiramis legend, 425.
Straw girdle, a birth charm, 165.
Subbi-luliuma (süb´bi-lu-li-ü´ma), Hittite king, conquests of, 283, 363.
Sumer, or Sumeria (shoo´mer and sum-ā´ri-a]), its racial and geographical significance, 1; early name of Kengi, 2; agriculture in at earliest period, 6; culture of indigenous, 6, 7; women's high social status in, 16, 17; Eridu a seaport of, 22; surplus products and trade of, 25; gods of like Egyptian, 26, 36, 37; modes of thought and habits of life in, 51; the Great Mother Tiamat of, 106; early history of, 109 et seq.; principal cities of, 110; the "plain of Shinar", 111; why gods of were bearded, 135, 136, 137; burial customs of like early Egyptian, 211, 214; cities of destroyed in Hammurabi Age, 243; the Biblical Shinar is, 247; stars in primitive religion of, 289; Naturalism and the Zi, 291; sculpture of compared with Assyrian, 401.

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