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The name Nergal (or Nirgal, Nirgali) refers to a deity in Babylonia with the main seat of his cult at Cuthah represented by the mound of Tell-Ibrahim. Nergal is mentioned in the Hebrew bible as the deity of the city of Cuth (Cuthah): "And the men of Babylon made Succoth-benoth, and the men of Cuth made Nergal" (2 Kings, 17:30). He is the son of Enlil and Ninlil. This article is about the term Deity in the context of mysticism and theology. ... For other uses, see Babylon (disambiguation). ... Kutha is the name of two places, one factual and one mythical. ... This article is about the term Hebrew Bible. For the Jewish scriptures see Tanakh. ... Kutha is the name of two places, one factual and one mythical. ... Succoth-benoth or Succoth Benoth was a Babylonian deity, one of the deities of the city of Samaria mentioned by name in 2 Kings 17:30. ... The Books of Kings (‎) is a part of Judaisms Tanakh, the Hebrew Bible. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Ninlil, first called Sud, is the daughter of Nammu and An in Sumerian mythology. ...

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Nergal actually seems to be in part a solar deity, sometimes identified with Shamash, but only a representative of a certain phase of the sun. Portrayed in hymns and myths as a god of war and pestilence, Nergal seems to represent the sun of noontime and of the summer solstice that brings destruction, high summer being the dead season in the Mesopotamian annual cycle. Shamash or Sama, was the common Akkadian name of the sun-god in Babylonia and Assyria, corresponding to Sumerian Utu. ...


Nergal was also the deity who presides over the netherworld, and who stands at the head of the special pantheon assigned to the government of the dead (supposed to be gathered in a large subterranean cave known as Aralu or Irkalla). In this capacity he has associated with him a goddess Allatu or Ereshkigal, though at one time Allatu may have functioned as the sole mistress of Aralu, ruling in her own person. In some texts the god Ninazu is the son of Nergal by Allatu/Ereshkigal. For other uses, see Underworld (disambiguation). ... Irkalla - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Allatu (Allatum) is an underworld goddess worshipped by western Semitic peoples, including the Carthaginians. ... Introduction In Sumerian and Akkadian (Babylonian and Assyrian) mythology, Ereshkigal, wife of Nergal, was the goddess of Irkalla, the land of the dead. ... Ninazu in Sumerian mythology was a god of the underworld, and of healing. ...


Ordinarily Nergal pairs with his consort Laz. Standard iconography pictured Nergal as a lion, and boundary-stone monuments symbolise him with a mace surmounted by the head of a lion. For other uses, see Lion (disambiguation). ... This article needs cleanup. ...


Nergal's fiery aspect appears in names or epithets such as Lugalgira, Sharrapu ("the burner," perhaps a mere epithet), Erra, Gibil (though this name more properly belongs to Nusku), and Sibitti. A certain confusion exists in cuneiform literature between Ninurta and Nergal. Nergal has epithets such as the "raging king," the "furious one," and the like. A play upon his name -- separated into three elements as Ne-uru-gal (lord of the great dwelling) -- expresses his position at the head of the nether-world pantheon. Nusku was the name of the light and fire-god in Babylonia and Assyria, who is hardly to be distinguished, from a certain time on, from a god Girru - formerly Gibil. ... Cuneiform script The Cuneiform script is one of the earliest known forms of written expression. ... Ninurta Lord Plough in Sumerian and Akkadian mythology was the god of Nippur, identified with Ningirsu with whom he may always have been identical. ...


In the late Babylonian astral-theological system Nergal is related to the planet Mars. As a fiery god of destruction and war, Nergal doubtless seemed an appropriate choice for the red planet, and he was equated by the Greeks either to the combative demigod Heracles (Latin Hercules) or to the war-god Ares (Latin Mars) -- hence the current name of the planet. In Babylonian ecclesiastical art the great lion-headed colossi serving as guardians to the temples and palaces seem to symbolise Nergal, just as the bull-headed colossi probably typify Ninurta. This article is about the astronomical term. ... Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun in the solar system, named after the Roman god of war (the counterpart of the Greek Ares), on account of its blood red color as viewed in the night sky. ... Alcides redirects here. ... For other uses, see Hercules (disambiguation). ... This article is about the ancient Greek god. ...


Nergal's chief temple at Cuthah bore the name Meslam, from which the god receives the designation of Meslamtaeda or Meslamtaea, "the one that rises up from Meslam". The name Meslamtaeda/Meslamtaea indeed is found as early as the list of gods from Fara while the name Nergal only begins to appear in the Akkadian period. Amongst the Hurrians and later Hittites her was known as Aplu, a name derived from the Akkadian Aplu Enlil, meaning "the son of Enlil". As God of the plague, he was invoked during the "plague years" during the reign of Suppiluliuma, when this disease spread from Egypt. For the history of the kingdom of Mitanni (1500–1300 BC), see Mitanni. ... Relief of Suppiluliuma II, last known king of the Hittite Empire The Hittites were an ancient people from Kaneš who spoke an Indo-European language, and established a kingdom centered at Hattusa (Hittite URU) in north-central Anatolia from the 18th century BC. In the 14th century BC, the Hittite... Etruscan mythology, Aplu was a thunder and lightning god. ... Suppiluliuma I (Shuppiluliuma) was king of the Hittites (ca. ...


The cult of Nergal does not appear to have spread as widely as that of Ninurta, but in the late Babylonian and early Persian period, syncretism seems to have fused the two divinities, which were invoked together as if they were identical. Hymns and votive and other inscriptions of Babylonian and Assyrian rulers frequently invoke him, but we do not learn of many temples to him outside of Cuthah. Sennacherib speaks of one at Tarbisu to the north of Nineveh, but significantly, although Nebuchadnezzar II (606 BC - 586 BC), the great temple-builder of the neo-Babylonian monarchy, alludes to his operations at Meslam in Cuthah, he makes no mention of a sanctuary to Nergal in Babylon. Local associations with his original seat -- Kutha -- and the conception formed of him as a god of the dead acted in making him feared rather than actively worshipped. Nergal was also called Ni-Marad in Akkadian. Like Lugal Marad in Sumerian, the name means "king of Marad," a city, whose name means "Rebellion" in Akkadian, as yet unidentified. The name Ni-Marad, in Akkadian means "Lord of Marad". The chief deity of this place, therefore, seems to have been Nergal, of whom, therefore, Lugal-Marad or Ni-Marad is another name. Thus, some scholars have drawn the connection of Ni-Marad being yet another deified name for Nimrod, the rebel king of Babylon and Assyria mentioned in Genesis 10: 8-11. Cult typically refers to a cohesive social group devoted to beliefs or practices that the surrounding culture considers outside the mainstream, with a notably positive or negative popular perception. ... Ninurta Lord Plough in Sumerian and Akkadian mythology was the god of Nippur, identified with Ningirsu with whom he may always have been identical. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Assyria (disambiguation). ... Sennacherib during his Babylonian war, relief from his palace in Nineveh Sennacherib (in Akkadian Śïn-ahhe-eriba (The moon god) Śïn has Replaced (Lost) Brothers for Me) was the son of Sargon II, whom he succeeded on the throne of Assyria (705 BC–681 BC). ... , For other uses, see Nineveh (disambiguation). ... Nebuchadnezzar (or Nebudchadrezzar) II (ca. ...


Nergal in demonology

Being a deity of the desert, and a god of fire, the negative aspects of the sun, and the underworld, and also being a god of one of the religions who rivalled Christianity and Judaism, Nergal was sometimes called a demon and even being identified with Satan. According to Collin de Plancy and Johann Weyer, Nergal was said to be the chief of Hell's "secret police", and said to be "an honorary spy in the service of Belzebuth". For other uses, see Underworld (disambiguation). ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Relation to other religions Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Christianity Portal This box:      Christianity is a monotheistic[1] religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... “Fiend” redirects here. ... This article is about the concept of Satan. ... Jacques Auguste Simon Collin de Plancy (1793-1887) was a French occultist, demonologist and writer; he published several works on cultism and demonology. ... Johann Weyer, aka Wier, Wierus, Piscinarius, first name also Johannes (born between February 24, 1515 and February 24, 1516 — died February 24, 1588) was a Dutch physician, occultist and demonologist, disciple and follower of Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa. ... This article is about secret police as organizations. ... Belzebub redirects here. ...


Nergal in fiction

  • In the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game, Nergal is the name of an outcast devil.
  • In the Outlanders SF series by Mark Ellis, Nergal is one of the ruthless reincarnated Annunaki Overlords.
  • In the Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Nergal is a demon and recurring villain.
  • In the movie Hellboy, the demon Sammael is called the Son of Nergal. In the comic version of same, one of the heads of the villain Ogdru Jahad is referred to as Nergal Jahad.
  • In the Vampire: The Eternal Struggle Collectible Card Game Nergal is the Prince of Hell.
  • In Charlaine Harris's Southern Vampire series Nergal is a pure blood demon with two half-demon daughters.
  • In the anime Martian Successor Nadesico Nergal is the company that sponsors the building of the ship Nadesico.
  • In the DC Comics universe, the Nergal was originally a Golden Age villain opposing Dr. Fate. He was also shown as a primary antagonist to the Vertigo character, John Constantine.
  • In the seventh Fire Emblem video game, Nergal is the name of the main villain. He uses a form of dark magic called Ereshkigal as well.
  • The demonic god "Nurgle" is a "Chaos god" of pestilence and decay in the science-fiction/fantasy setting of Warhammer 40,000.
  • In the RPG Video Game 'Sailor Moon - Another Story', Nergal is the name given to the Oppositio Senshi (a Villain) for Sailor Mars.
  • In the RPG Vampire: The Masquerade, Nergal is a Baali Methuselah.
  • In the CCG Vampire: The Eternal Struggle, Nergal is one of the most powerful vampires.
  • In the Shaman King TCG, the character Duncan's spirit ally is called Nergal.
  • Nergal is also the name of a battleship in David Weber's Mutineer's Moon books.
  • Nergal is also the nickname of Adam Darski, frontman of the polish black metal band Behemoth. "And Nergal to me is more important than my real name, which is Adam, and only my parents call me Adam. Most people just call me Nergal or Ner."
  • An evil God called Nergal appears in the Conan story The Hand of Nergal.
  • There is a character named Nigal in Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars Trilogy. He was named after a Babylonian wargod, since the planet Mars was named after a Roman wargod.
  • In the game Wild Arms for the Sony PlayStation, the female lead Cecilia's first boss battle is with a monster by the name Nelgaul. As it is a Japanese game, the name has been romanized from "Nerugaru", the equivalent of Nergal in katakana. He happens to be a demon in this incarnation.

This article is about the role-playing game. ... A roleplaying game (RPG) is a type of game in which players assume the roles of characters and collaboratively create stories. ... In the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game, devils are lawful evil outsiders native to the Nine Hells of Baator. ... Outlanders is a series of science-fiction novels published by Gold Eagle, an imprint of Harlequin Enterprises. ... Mark Ellis can refer to different people: Mark Ellis: a record producer Mark Ellis: a Major League Baseball player Mark Ellis: a writer This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, created by Maxwell Atoms, is an American animated television series that currently airs on Cartoon Network, and Teletoon. ... Nergal is one of the recurring characters from the TV show The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy. ... Hellboy is an English supernatural action-thriller, directed by Mexican director Guillermo del Toro. ... Sammael (SAHM-may-EHL) is one of the primary antagonists of The Wheel of Time fantasy series by Robert Jordan. ... The Ogdru Jahad are seven ancient beings who threaten to destroy Earth in Mike Mignolas Hellboy comic. ... Vampire: the Eternal Struggle, published as Jyhad in the first edition and often abbreviated as VtES, is a multiplayer collectible card game set in the World of Darkness, published by White Wolf, Inc. ... Collectible card games (CCGs), also called trading card games (TCGs), are played using specially designed sets of cards. ... Charlaine Harris (born November 25, 1951 in Tunica, Mississippi) is a New York Times bestselling author who has been writing mysteries for over twenty years. ... It has been suggested that Naze Nani Nadesico be merged into this article or section. ... Doctor Fate, as seen in Justice League Unlimited Doctor Fate is a comic book superhero and wizard in the DC Comics universe, and a member of the Justice Society of America. ... Vertigo logo Vertigo is an imprint of comic book and graphic novel publisher DC Comics. ... John Constantine (born May 10, 1953 in Liverpool, England) is the fictional protagonist of the comic series Hellblazer. ... Fire Emblem, released in Japan as Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken , lit. ... Introduction In Sumerian and Akkadian (Babylonian and Assyrian) mythology, Ereshkigal, wife of Nergal, was the goddess of Irkalla, the land of the dead. ... Nurgle overlooking his army, as depicted on the cover of Realm of Chaos:The Lost and the Damned In the fictional universes of Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer Fantasy, Nurgle is one of the four major Chaos gods. ... In Games Workshops Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer Fantasy fictional universes, Chaos refers to the often stereotypically malevolent entities which live in some sort of parallel universe, known as the Warp in Warhammer 40,000 and as the Realm of Chaos in Warhammer Fantasy. ... Warhammer 40,000 (informally known as Warhammer 40K, WH40K, W40K or just 40K) is a science fantasy game produced by Games Workshop. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Vampire: The Masquerade (Revised Edition) cover. ... Vampire: the Eternal Struggle, published as Jyhad in the first edition and often abbreviated as VtES, is a multiplayer collectible card game set in the World of Darkness, published by White Wolf, Inc. ... Further reading Christopher Frayling - Vampyres: Lord Byron to Count Dracula 1992. ... For the late American actress, see Kim Stanley. ... The Mars trilogy is a series of award-winning science fiction novels by Kim Stanley Robinson, chronicling the settlement and terraforming of the planet Mars. ... This article is about the first game in the Wild Arms series. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ... For other uses, see PlayStation (disambiguation). ... Katakana ) is a Japanese syllabary, one component of the Japanese writing system along with hiragana, kanji, and in some cases the Latin alphabet. ...

Nergal in music

  • In 1988 Finnish gothic rock group Russian Love released their first album entitled Nergal. The album was re-released in 2007 by Finnish record company Plastic Passion and Italian record company Eibon Records.
  • The singer/guitarist of Polish Death Metal band Behemoth has adopted the alias Nergal (born Adam Michał Darski).
  • Swedish Symphonic Metal band Therion wrote a song dedicated to Nergal titled The Siren of the Woods. The Lyrics of this song are unpublished except for those with a Therion Fanclub membership.
  • Nergal is referenced in the Ookla the Mok song Stranger in the Mirror in the line "Nergal said, 'Get thee to a nunnery.'"

Gothic rock (sometimes called goth rock or simply goth) is a genre of alternative rock that originated during the late 1970s. ... Russian Love in 1990 during the release of their second album Flaw In The Cradle. ... Established in 1996, Eibon Records is an independent label that operates out of Milan, Italy. ... This article is about the musical genre. ... Behemoth ( ) is a Polish death metal band. ... Therion is a Swedish symphonic metal band founded by Christofer Johnsson in 1987. ... The Siren of the Woods is the second single released by Swedish heavy metal band Therion // Track listing The Siren of the Woods (Single Version) Cults of the Shadow (Edited Version) Babylon Personnel Christofer Johnsson - guitar, vocals, keyboards Piotr Wawrzeniuk - drums, vocals Lars Rosenberg - bass guitar Jonas Mellberg - guitar, acoustic... Ookla the Mok is the name of a filk band fronted by Rand Bellavia and Adam English. ...

See also

For other uses, see Apollo (disambiguation). ... Hades, Greek god of the underworld, enthroned, with his bird-headed staff, on a red-figure Apulian vase made in the 4th century BC. For other uses, see Hades (disambiguation). ... In Akkadian and Sumerian mythology Mamitu was the goddess of destiny, who decreed the fate of the new-borns. ... In Ugaritic Mot Death (spelled mt) is personified as a god of death. ... Assyrian demon Pazuzu, 1st millenium BC, Louvre Museum. ... Set, in KV34 Set (also Setekh, Seth, etc) was originally a god of strength, war, storms, foreign lands (and foreigners) and deserts in Egyptian mythology. ... Týr, depicted here with both hands intact, is identified with Mars in this illustration from an 18th century Icelandic manuscript. ...

References

  • This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the public domain.

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Nergal - LoveToKnow 1911 (537 words)
It is a logical consequence that Nergal is pictured also as the deity who presides over the nether-world, and stands at the head of the special pantheon assigned to the government of the dead, who are supposed to be gathered in a large subterranean cave known as Aralu or Irkalla.
Nergal was pictured as a lion and on boundary-stone monuments his symbol is a mace surmounted by the head of a lion.
Nergal is called the "raging king," the "furious one," and the like, and by a play upon his name - separated into' three elements Ne-urugal "lord of the great dwelling" - his position at the head of the nether-world pantheon is indicated.
Nergal And Ereshkigal (4786 words)
So Ea instructs Nergal not to accept the hospitality he will be offered as a guest - not to sit on a chair, not to eat bread or meat, not to drink beer, and not to wash his feet - and also tells him "not to do with her that which men and women do".
Nergal is a loner who does not know well the designs of his heart and soul, perhaps because he has not listened to the wants of his body either.
Nergal is bareheaded, meaning that he is probably divested of his horned crown, one of the symbols of his high status as a god.
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