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A relief from the Old Babylonian period (now in the British Museum) called the Burney Relief, or 'Queen of the Night Relief; the depicted figure could be an aspect of the goddess Ishtar, Mesopotamian goddess of sexual love and war.

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Queen of the night (or Burney's) Relief, 1800-1750 BCE, from southern Iraq. The figure could be an aspect of the goddess Ishtar, Mesopotamian goddess of sexual love and war, or Ishtar's sister and rival, the goddess Ereshkigal who ruled over the Underworld, or the demoness Lilitu, known in the Bible as Lilith. The plaque probably stood in a shrine.

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Vivid Snake Photos Come at a Cost — A Bite From a Black Mamba

Rhinoceros viper (Bitis nasicornis) is a venomous viper species found in the forests of West and Central Africa. A big viper, it is known for its striking color pattern and has a distinctive set of two or three horn-like scales on the end of the nose, the front pair of which may be quite long. Large and stout, it ranges in total length (body + tail) from 72 to 107 cm.

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Quiet Time (Haven and Home)

Tricky. Tricky. Tricky. SAtan is the master deciever and liar! if it's too good to be true, it is!

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Lilith is the most notorious demon in Jewish tradition. In some sources, she is conceived of as the original woman, created even before Eve, and she is often presented as a thief of newborn infants. Lilith means"the night," and she embodies the emotional and spiritual aspects of darkness: terror, sensuality, and unbridled freedom.The story of Lilith originated in the ancient Near East,where a wilderness spirit known as the "dark maid" appears in the Sumerian myth The descent of Inanna

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wendigo - is a supernatural creature that is part of the mythology of the indigenous people of North America Ojíbuas . According to mythology, the Wendigo is formed from a human either , now hungry for a hard winter, and to feed , ate his own companions . After perpetuate cannibalistic acts long, turns out to be this monster and gains many attributes to hunt and feed more like , for example , can imitate the human voice , climb trees ,

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