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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Furthermore, three candidates, Muhammad Akram Baloch from UC 17 Deh Ghaggar, Javed Ahmed from UC 11 Deh Murad Memon and Shedu from UC 7 Deh Konkar, won general member seats in Malir District Council, unopposed, earlier this week.
To explore potential new business ventures with Qatari importers, Shedu Consulting & International Trade is bringing a trade delegation comprising major Turkish companies, who will be part of the 'Food Cluster Qatar B2B Meetings' on May 9 at the St Regis Doha.
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 was one of the star strikers of Harambee Stars in the eighties and his career suffered a blow when he got a terrible injury.
Meanwhile ailing soccer coach legend Rishadi Shedu will have a fund-raiser held for him today at the Nairobi's 680 Hotel.
He writes that lamassu and shedu were placed to the right and left of the gates, and along the palace he set up a botanical garden with all kinds of aromatic plants and fruit trees (Leichty 2011: text 002, v 40-54).
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." Its synonym was sometimes the Akkadian word bashtu (sexual potency), and so it is similar to the Latin genius.
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.But this is subject to him raising Sh2 million to cater for his travel and medical costs.
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.
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.
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.