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Illuyankas was a Hittite Dragon. He was the mortal enemy of the storm god. Illuyankas was tricked by the gods into overeating and drinking, and was then too big to fit into his lair. Left unprotected, he was beheaded by the god of the Winds.

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Storm God Haddad Hittite Storm God has taken the name of Haddad in Aleppo. This basalt relief of Haddad was excavated in Babylon at the Palace museum of Nabuchadnezzar II in 1899. It was probably taken there from Aleppo as a war booty. Relief dates to 9th Century BCE and it is currently in Istanbul Archeology Museum.

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Statue of Storm God Basalt statue is about 1.6m in height and dates to about 9th century BCE. It was located at the Kings Gate in Karkamış. The base and statue were smashed by looters during the First World War. The inscription at the bottom part of the statue is a curse against those who does not make offerings to the god. Fragments of heavily damaged top section is currently at the museum depot in Ankara. The head of one of the lions (shown below) is in British Museum. Reign of Katuwas…

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Neo Hittite Basalt relief sculpture for Carchemish of a Syrian storm god who traditionally wears a horned headdress. 10th century B.C form Carchemish , south-east Anatolia - Turkey. | © Paul E Williams

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Statue of Storm God Basalt statue is about 1.6m in height and dates to about 9th century BCE. It was located at the Kings Gate in Karkamış. The base and statue were smashed by looters during the First World War. The inscription at the bottom part of the statue is a curse against those who does not make offerings to the god. Fragments of heavily damaged top section is currently at the museum depot in Ankara. The head of one of the lions (shown below) is in British Museum. Reign of Katuwas…

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Moulding of 8th Cent. BC late Hittite rock relief . Warpalas, King of Tyana land, praying in front of a plant & storm god Tarhunza. From Ivriz (Konya, Ergeli) Turkey. | © Paul Randall Williams 2012

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Talaya is a Canaanite Rain-Goddess, the dew or rain personified. She is one of the three "noble brides" and the second daughter or a consort of Ba'al the Storm God. Her full name is Talaya bat Rab, "Dew, Daughter of Rain", and Her sisters are Aretsaya, Goddess of the Earth, and Pidraya, Goddess of Light or Lightning. The land of Canaan was blessed with regular rainfall. In the summer the moisture fell as dew of a peculiarly heavy kind. Talaya is the Goddess of this summer dew.

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The Formorii were the original rulers of Ireland and the sworn enemies of the Tuatha De Danaan. They were portrayed as violent and misshappen, and were the personifications of the powers of evil and darkness. Their cheif god was Balor, the god of death. The Formorii were defeated by the Tuatha De Danaan and they fled to live beneath the sea.

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Ceremonial rhytons in the shape of the Storm Gods bulls, Seri and Ḫurri. From Boğazkale, dated to the 16th century B.C. Height 90cm. Source: The Anatolian Museum Web Site

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Ulisse Aldrovandi, Monstrorum Historia (History of Monsters) late 1500s, a compendium of monstrous and human hybrid races. Here shown are the Cynocephali, dog-head humans said to inhabit a island in the far East. Not monsters in the sense of inspiring horror or fear; these monstrous races were emblems of and unknown world

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Chariot scene Two warriors on the chariot and a slain enemy under the chariot. Reported to have been found at Tell Tayinat in 1896. Currently in Antakya Museum.

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Chariot scene Two warriors on the chariot and a slain enemy under the chariot. From 9th cent BC, basalt, 1.75 m in height. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara.

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Hittites made crazy-cool vessels in the shape of the animal representing the gods. This was made to honor the stag god.

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13th century, BCE. Winged figures are rare in the Hittite pantheon. A bronze and silver winged figure with a gold cap, kilt, and upturned shoes, holding a broken rod. The best reference for the figurine comes from the open-air sanctuary at Yazilikaya, in central Anatolia, where images of the Hittite gods were carved in the rock walls of its natural chambers. According to an inscription of a similar figure, he would be the god Pirinki/ar, a deity associated with the winged divinity Ishtar.

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Mictlantecuhtli (Nahuatl pronunciation: [mikt͡ɬaːnˈtekʷt͡ɬi], meaning "Lord of Mictlan"), in Aztec mythology, was a god of the dead and the king of Mictlan (Chicunauhmictlan), the lowest and northernmost section of the underworld. He was one of the principal gods of the Aztecs and was the most prominent of several gods and goddesses of death and the underworld. The worship of Mictlantecuhtli sometimes involved ritual cannibalism, with human flesh being consumed in and around the temple.

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