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Baal-Adad, From Syria, in Damascus Museum. Is that the mark of the beast under his arm?

Baal-Adad, From Syria, in Damascus Museum. Is that the mark of the beast under his arm?

Plaster relief of Istar Eshnunna, the Akkadian counterpart of Sumerian Inanna. She represents the planet Venus, 'unique star'. Reportedly, Inanna means Great Lady of An, god of heaven or, goddess of life.

Plaster relief of Istar Eshnunna, the Akkadian counterpart of Sumerian Inanna. She represents the planet Venus, 'unique star'. Reportedly, Inanna means Great Lady of An, god of heaven or, goddess of life.

Hadad is a Northwest Semitic (Phoenician) storm and rain god, cognate in name and origin with the Akkadian (Assyrian-Babylonian) god Adad. Hadad was often called simply Baʿal (Lord), but this title was also used for other gods. The bull was the symbolic animal of Hadad. He appeared bearded, often holding a club and thunderbolt while wearing a bull-horned headdress.Hadad was equated with the Anatolian storm-god Teshub; the Egyptian god Set; the Greek god Zeus; and the Roman god Jupiter…

Hadad is a Northwest Semitic (Phoenician) storm and rain god, cognate in name and origin with the Akkadian (Assyrian-Babylonian) god Adad. Hadad was often called simply Baʿal (Lord), but this title was also used for other gods. The bull was the symbolic animal of Hadad. He appeared bearded, often holding a club and thunderbolt while wearing a bull-horned headdress.Hadad was equated with the Anatolian storm-god Teshub; the Egyptian god Set; the Greek god Zeus; and the Roman god Jupiter…

The Sumerian language is considered to be a language isolated in linguistics, that does not seem to belong to any known linguistic form. Researchers have studied the ancient Sumerian language and tried making connections to other groups of languages but without success.

The Sumerian language is considered to be a language isolated in linguistics, that does not seem to belong to any known linguistic form. Researchers have studied the ancient Sumerian language and tried making connections to other groups of languages but without success.

Deity Temple, Room One - Major Canaanite Deities

Deity Temple, Room One - Major Canaanite Deities

Fort Shalmaneser, Rm SW 7. Panel w/a male figure grasping a tree; winged sun disc above, ivory. Neo-Assyrian Period, Syrian Style, ca  8th c. BC

Fort Shalmaneser, Rm SW 7. Panel w/a male figure grasping a tree; winged sun disc above, ivory. Neo-Assyrian Period, Syrian Style, ca 8th c. BC

"Nubian" - Sudan - smiting enemies

"Nubian" - Sudan - smiting enemies

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