Tuesday, 6 December 2011

eye stone

an eye made of semi-precious material removed from a statue, often with an inscription on it, used as a bead.

Nergal was a god associated with the Underworld and was usually regarded as the husband of Ereshkigal, queen of the Underworld. He was also associated with forest fires, fevers and plagues, and sometimes, as here, he had a warlike aspect, usually carrying a scimitar and a single or double-headed lion-sceptre.

Nergal (deity; Mesopotamian; Male)


King of the underworld; benefactor of men, who hears prayers, restores the dead to life and protects agriculture and flocks; also a god of pestilence, hunger and devastation.

Also Known As

Nergal; Nergal of Tarbisu; Nirig

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