Statuette of a woman - 'Bird deity'. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: Predynastic, before 3000 BC. Material Size: clay. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ British Museum, London . Location: 35.
Burney Relief owl and lion.,detail,1800 BC From Queen of the Night.or the Burney Relief .is a Mesopotamian terracott plaque of the Isin-Larsor,Old Babylonian period,depicting a winged nude goddess like figure with bird's talons,flanked by owls and perched upon supine lions. British Museum
From Sippar, southern Iraq, about 1800-1600 BC Huwawa (also called Humbaba in some texts) was a monster who appears in the Epic of Gilgamesh. He was guardian of the Cedar Forest (probably referring to the Lebanon in the late version of the tale) but was defeated by Gilgamesh and Enkidu.