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n. Mythology
The Mesopotamian god of war and plague, and the consort of Ereshkigal.

[Akkadian Nergal, Nerigal.]
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Noun1.Nergal - (Akkadian) god ruling with his consort Ereshkigal the world of the deadNergal - (Akkadian) god ruling with his consort Ereshkigal the world of the dead
Mesopotamia - the land between the Tigris and Euphrates; site of several ancient civilizations; part of what is now known as Iraq
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1) Here Resheph functions like Nergal, the Babylonian god of the underworld, who was a master of plagues.
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In late February, a shocking video emerged showing Isis extremists demolishing statues and artefacts in Mosul Museum and at the Nergal Gate to the ancient Assyrian city of Ninevah.
It also showed damage to a huge statue of a bull at the Nergal Gate into the city of Ninevah.
He noted that "the ruins of Khorsapad were the end of the IS retaliatory criminal acts to the ruins of the heritage of Mosul after the organization showed a videotape showing the destruction of ruins and heritage of Nineveh and civilized Nergal gate, the Museum of Nineveh, the city of Nimrud archaeological, al-Hader and finally Khorsabad.
Last week, Islamic State militants videotaped themselves destroying statues and artifacts in the Mosul Museum and at the Nergal Gate entryway to ancient Nineveh.
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In view of the fact that pioneering researchers such as Samuel Noah Kramer (1961, 1981) and Zecharia Sitchin (1990, 1996, 2004, 2007i-vi, 2008, 2010), to name but two of the greatest, showed beyond doubt that many of the episodes in the Old Testament (for example the story of the creation of man and woman, and the story of the Flood) were renditions of much older records of humanity extant in written form in older languages of the cuneiform tradition such as Akkadian and Sumerian, some of which have been recovered almost completely (see Enuma Elish, The Epic of Gilgamesh, Atrahasis, Adapa, Etana, Anzu, Erra and Ishum, Nergal and Ereshkigal, The Descent of Ishtar to the Underworld, Theogony of Dunnu, etc.
Fascinating characters include the duplicitous "Lady" of the Underworld and her charming chief advisor, the partlion Nergal.