In Babylonian myth a being created by Ea to serve as messenger from the great gods to Allatu, Queen of Hades, to demand the release of Ishtar. In her rage at this, Allatu cursed him with a terrible curse condemning him to dwell in darkness and to feed on garbage.

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  • Ishtar —    The Babylonian goddess of fertility. Her cult was first recorded in Erech, but probably started much earlier and spread to the whole of the Middle East, and even to Greece. On the Mediterranean coast she appears a Ashtart, but without… …   Who’s Who in non-classical mythology

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