Antonio Di Masi

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In Assyrian and Babylonian mythology, Pazuzu is often depicted as a combination of diverse animal and human parts. He has the body of a man, the head of a lion or dog, eagle-like taloned feet, two pairs of wings, a scorpion's tail, and a serpentine penis. He is often depicted with his right hand pointing upward to paradise, reward for good and left hand pointing down to the underworld, a deterrent for an evil life.

Pazuzu - In Assyrian and Babylonian mythology, Pazuzu (sometimes Fazuzu or Pazuza) was the king of the demons of the wind, and son of the god Hanbi. He also represented the southwestern wind, the bearer of storms and drought. He was a powerful djinn

Nineveh (Near present day Mosul, Iraq) l Recent discoveries (spring 2013) have resulted in the assumption that this may have been the true location of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

Nineveh, near present day Mosul, Iraq. Nineveh was one of the oldest and greatest cities in antiquity. The area was settled as early as 6000 BC and, by 3000 BC, had become an important religious center for worship of the Assyrian goddess Ishtar.