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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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who art read in the laws of the Gentiles, and hast sojourned among them who dabble with the Teraphim!--is it Nergal of whom the idolater speaketh?
However, if the IS video of February 26, 2015 features items from the Nergal Gate (3) Museum at Nineveh, this would show that already before that date the terrorist group had been tampering with the archaeological site, either destroying or looting it, much earlier than previously thought.
The sculpture, called "The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist," is a life-size replica of a 2,700-year-old lamassu, an Assyrian deity in the form of winged bull with a human head that stood guard at the entrance to Nergal Gate in Nineveh, near present-day Mosul in Iraq.
In the various debates about moral and Church-related issues (recently the problem of so-called partnership unions, or the entertainer Nergal tearing up the Bible, or Pope Francis), one knows in advance what the Tygodnik stance will be.
(1) Here Resheph functions like Nergal, the Babylonian god of the underworld, who was a master of plagues.
The militants toppled walls and bas-reliefs, sledge-hammered statues and used a bulldozer to overturn and shatter a majestic human-headed, winged bull statue that had long guarded the city's Nergal Gate.
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.
A source in the ruins of Nineveh Affairs told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that the IS blew up the ruins of Khorsabad area, which date back to centuries of post-history and destroyed the archaeological ruins that date back to Assyrian period in Nineveh." 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.
The video then shows another man at a nearby archaeological site inside Mosul known as the Nergal Gate, drilling through and destroying several statues.
Frontman of the band Adam Darski, popularly known as Nergal, talked to ( Metal Hammer Radio Show about the album, his health condition and Behemoth becoming bigger and bigger.