A project of excavation and restoration of the Nergal
Gate (or Gate of Nergal
of Tarbisu, Gate 10) was carried out by Iraqi archaeologists in the late 1960s, continuing into the 1990s, when Manhal Jabbar dug the so-called trapyard between the external entry and the gate proper.
As we know, the Canaanites considered Resheph to be the god of pestilence, and sometimes he is identified with the Babylonian Nergal
and the Greek Apollo, both of them deemed responsible for plagues.
It's actually funny you know because, obviously we get some sh*t from some so-called die hards, then simultaneously they would just claim Venom or Bathory, being their biggest inspirations," Nergal
In his chapter-headings Peladan follows the style of Levi, citing divine names, sephers, numbers of relevant arcanes, and so forth that may be associated with a particular aspect of life or development, and throughout he attempts to divide the neophyte's choices between his seven planetary gods--Samas, Sin, Adar, Merodack, Istar, Nergal
, and Nebo.
observation: Mars was observed as early as 400 BC by the Babylonians, who named it Nergal
, the great hero.
Frequently depicted with Nergal
, the god of the afterlife, the griffin helped to control the border between life and death.
, the ancient Babylonian god of death and king of the netherworld, has resurfaced in a desert in southern Iraq, and archaeologists are delighted.
Enlil married Ninlil, who bore him three gods of the underworld (Nergal
, Ninazu, and an unknown god) and Nanna, the moon, who in turn became the father of Utu, the sun.
The same video shows fanatics attacking Assyrian human-headed winged bulls in the Nergal
Gate at Nineveh.
But several were originals, including the colossal granite Assyrian winged bull at Nergal
gate in central Mosul which extremists armed with a jackhammer can be seen defacing.