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Resheph Semitic gods refers to the gods or deities of peoples generally classified as speaking a Semitic language. ... For other uses, see Mythology (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Palm_tree_symbol. ... Mesopotamian mythology is the collective name given to Sumerian, Akkadian, Assyrian, and Babylonian mythologies from the land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in Iraq. ... In the Levantine pantheon, the Elohim are the sons of El the ancient of days (olam) assembled on the divine holy place, Mount Zephon (Jebel Aqra). ... Arabian mythology is the ancient beliefs of the Arabs. ... Mesopotamia was a cradle of civilization geographically located between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, largely corresponding to modern-day Iraq. ... The apsû (also known as abzu or engur) was the name for the mythological underground freshwater ocean in Sumerian and Akkadian mythology. ... In Sumerian mythology and later for Assyrians and Babylonians, Anu (also An; (from Sumerian *An = sky, heaven)) was a sky-god, the god of heaven, lord of constellations, king of gods, spirits and demons, and dwelt in the highest heavenly regions. ... In Sumerian mythology, the Annuna, the fifty great gods, whose domain appears to be principally but not exclusively the underworld. ... The Epic of Gilgamesh is an epic poem from Babylonia and is among the earliest known literary works. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Mesopotamian mythology. ... In Sumerian mythology, the utukku were a type of spirits or demons that could be either benevolent or evil. ... For the town in Pakistan, see Shedu (town). ... In Akkadian mythology Humbaba (Assyrian spelling) or Huwawa (Babylonian) was a monstrous giant who was also the guardian of the Cedar Forest where the gods lived. ... Kingu, also spelled Qingu, was a demon in Babylonian mythology, and the consort of the goddess Tiamat before she was slain by Marduk. ... In Akkadian mythology, Kishar is the daughter of Lahmu and Lahamu, two serpent-gods who were in turn the first children of Tiamat and Apsu. ... In Akkadian and Sumerian mythology Mamitu was the goddess of destiny, who decreed the fate of the new-borns. ... For other uses, see Siris (disambiguation). ... Zu as a lion-headed eagle, ca. ... In Babylonian mythology the asakku were a type of demon or evil spirit. ... Asag was a Sumerian demon who raised an army of rocks and stones against men, but who was defeated by the hero Ninurta. ... In Sumerian mythology the edimmu or ekimmu were a type of utukku. ... In Sumerian and Akkadian mythology Hanbi was a god of evil, king of all evil spirits, and father of Pazuzu. ... In Sumerian mythology, KUR (Primeval Snake and Dragon) was a monstrous dragon with scaly body and massive wings. ... In Sumerian and Akkadian mythology Lamashtu was a female demon that menaced women during childbirth and, if possible, kidnapped children while they were breastfeeding. ... In Sumerian, Assyrian and Babylonian mythology Namtar was a hellish deity, god of death, and the messenger of An, Ereshkigal and Nergal; he was considered responsible for diseases and pests, because it was said that he commanded sixty diseases in the form of demons that could penetrate different parts of... Assyrian demon Pazuzu, 1st millenium BC, Louvre Museum. ... In Akkadian mythology Rabisu (the vagabond) is an evil vampiric spirit or demon that is always menacing the entrance to the houses and hiding in dark corners, lurking to attack people, it is said that pure sea salt can ban them as the salt represents incorruptible (salt preserves) life (life...

Resheph was a Semitic god of plague and war. He bore the head of a gazelle on his forehead and was an important member of the pantheon of Ugarit though not mentioned in Ugaritic mythological texts. 14th century BC diplomatic letter in Akkadian, found in Tell Amarna. ... Look up pestilence in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see War (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In human anatomy, the forehead or brow is the bony part of the head above the eyes. ... Polytheism is belief in or worship of multiple gods or deities. ... Entrance to the Palace of Ugarit Ugarit (modern site Ras Shamra رأس شمرة; meaning top/head/cape of the wild fennel in Arabic) was an ancient cosmopolitan port city, sited on the Mediterranean coast of northern Syria a few kilometers north of the modern city of Latakia. ...

Resheph was identified or confused with the Babylonian death god Nergal and perhaps (this is disputed by scholars) associated like Nergal with the planet Mars. In Phoenician inscriptions he is called rshp gn 'Resheph of the Garden' and b`l chtz 'lord of the arrow'. Joint Phoenician-Hittite inscriptions refer to him as 'deer god' and 'gazelle god'. For other uses, see Babylon (disambiguation). ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... Phoenician was a language originally spoken in the coastal region then called PÅ«t in Ancient Egyptian, Canaan in Phoenician, Hebrew and Aramaic, and Phoenicia in Greek and Latin. ... Hittite is the extinct language once spoken by the Hittites, a people who created an empire centered on ancient Hattusas (modern BoÄŸazkale) in north-central Anatolia (modern Turkey). ...

Resheph become popular in Egypt during the 18th dynasty, and, with another Semitic god, Qetesh (goddess of sexual acts), he was taken to be the father of Min (god of fertility). The New Kingdom period of Egyptian history is the period between the 16th century BC and the 11th century BC, covering the Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth dynasty of Egypt. ... For the Stargate character, see Qetesh (Stargate). ... The Egyptian God Min This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...

The name appears as a word in Classical Hebrew with the alternate meanings 'flame' and 'plague'. Categories: Language stubs | Judaism-related stubs | Canaanite languages | Hebrew language ...

It is speculated that the character of Resheph is connected both to the Greek Apollo and to the Vedic Rudra.[citation needed] For other uses, see Apollo (disambiguation). ... Rudra (Sanskrit: रुद्रः) (Howler) is a Rigvedic God of the storm, the hunt, death, Nature and the Wind. ...

Other spellings

  • Rahshaf
  • Rasap
  • Rashap
  • Resep
  • Reshef
  • Reshep
  • Reshp
  • Hebrew: רשף



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