Lamassu

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Lamassu

The monumental human-headed, winged bulls that guarded the entrances to Mesopotamian palaces and temples.
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By MOSES OJUANG'The case of the Kenyan football veteran Rishadi Shedu is one that must open our eyes to the realities of playing in this country.
Shedu picked up an injury some five years ago and in spite of several surgeries done locally, his left ankle has gone from bad to worse and now the veteran is limping and is on crutches.
There is no doubt that Shedu loves football, eats football, talk's football and even breathes the game.
Meanwhile ailing soccer coach legend Rishadi Shedu will have a fund-raiser held for him today at the Nairobi's 680 Hotel.
At a B2B meeting organised by Shedu Consulting & International Trade at the W Hotel Doha yesterday, 11 Kaymos members met with 65 representatives from 45 Qatari companies.
Furthermore, a man and his wife sustained critical burn wounds when a blast occurred at their house after gas leakage in Shedu area of Nowshera district on Wednesday.
4) the elan vital, the sexual power: the shedu (Sumerian ALAD, derived from a Semitic root meaning "to procreate") as the male counterpart of the lamassu; it is connected with the spirits of the dead, and was translated in the Septuagint as "daimon.
What distinguishes The Mythic Bestiary is that equal time is given not only to well-known fantasy monsters like the dragon, minotaur, phoenix, and so forth, but also many more obscure creatures of worldwide legends, from the winged shedu & lammasu spirits of ancient mesopotamia and persia, to the tupilak devil-dolls of the arctic circle, to the cynocephali dog-headed people of medieval legend, and much more.
By NATION REPORTERFormer Kenyan international Rishadi Shedu is set to undergo reconstructive surgery on his left ankle in India next month.
FORM A FOUNDATIONAmong the ex-internationals who have offered to help Shedu are Ricky Solomon who will chair the fund raising committee, John "Bobby" Ogolla, Mahmoud Abbass, Marshal Mulwa, Swaleh Ochieng "Oswayo", Josiah Ougo and George Waweru.
Several former footballers among them Joe Kadenge, Allan Thigo, Mickey Weche, Josephat Murila, Rishadi Shedu, Josiah Ougo, John Bobby Ogolla, George Waweru, George Sunguti, Marshal Mulwa, Abdulla Shakir, Mahammoud Abbas, Elly Adero, John Nyawanga and Victor Onyango met before the Christmas festivities at a Nairobi Hotel to come up with the foundation.
Others who attended the colourful event that was marked with a minute silence in honour of the late Uganda-based soccer star Timothy Ayieko included Mahmoud Abbas, GMT Ottieno, Rishadi Shedu, Tusker FC Keeper Duncan Ochieng, Jerry Santos, Extre Sports representative Athanas Obango, Austin Odour and Allan Thigo among other Kenyans who stay in the diaspora, currently on holidays.