- (Sumerian and Akkadian) a demon personifying death
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a demon personifying death; messenger of the underworld goddess Ereshkigal bringing death to mankind
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(from the article `Mesopotamian religion`) ...to go free. But after Enki and the birth goddess Nintur (another name for Ninmah) had created humans, they multiplied at such a rate that the din ... ...the dead, Ereshkigal reigned in her palace, on the watch for lawbreakers and on guard over the fount of life lest any of her subjects take ...
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A namtar (Tibetan: namthar, Wylie: rNam.thar) is a spiritual biography or hagiography in Tibetan Buddhism. Namtar literally means `complete liberation`, since the texts tell the stories of yogis or Indo-Tibetan Mahasiddha who attained complete enlightenment. Namtars do not focus on a literal chronology of events, but rather func
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In Mesopotamian mythology Namtar was a hellish deity, god of death, and the messenger of An, Ereshkigal, and Nergal. Namtar was the son of Enlil and Erishkigal (he was born before his father raped the goddess Ninlil.) and was considered responsible for diseases and pests. It was said that he commanded sixty diseases in the form of demons that coul
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In Sumerian mythology, Namtar is the Fate-Cutter, Ereshkigal's messenger and vizier, the herald of death. He commands sixty diseases, which are grouped by the part of the body which they affect. Offerings to him may stave off diseases.
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