"Gilgamesh was the fifth king of Uruk. Reigned for 126 years. In the Tummal Inscription, Gilgamesh and his son, Urlugal, built the sanctuary of the goddess Ninlil, in Tummal. The Epic of Gilgamesh, is the greatest surviving work of early Mesopotamian literature. His father was Lugalbanda & his mother was Ninsun, a goddess. In Mesopotamian mythology, Gilgamesh is a demigod who built the city walls of Uruk to defend his people from external threats. He is usually described as 2/3 god & 1/3…

"Gilgamesh was the fifth king of Uruk. Reigned for 126 years. In the Tummal Inscription, Gilgamesh and his son, Urlugal, built the sanctuary of the goddess Ninlil, in Tummal. The Epic of Gilgamesh, is the greatest surviving work of early Mesopotamian literature. His father was Lugalbanda & his mother was Ninsun, a goddess. In Mesopotamian mythology, Gilgamesh is a demigod who built the city walls of Uruk to defend his people from external threats. He is usually described as 2/3 god & 1/3…

The 18-armed Hindu goddess Durga, an aspect of the Great Goddess Devi. After the gods had been defeated by the all-powerful demon Mahisha, they created Durga to serve as their champion. With the force of the gods' collective weapons and might transferred to her, she slays the demon buffalo. Originally, part of a larger ensemble. She stood on the back of the buffalo-demon. on a pedestal. 14-15th C. Nepal Gilt copper alloy inlaid semi-precious stones.

The 18-armed Hindu goddess Durga, an aspect of the Great Goddess Devi. After the gods had been defeated by the all-powerful demon Mahisha, they created Durga to serve as their champion. With the force of the gods' collective weapons and might transferred to her, she slays the demon buffalo. Originally, part of a larger ensemble. She stood on the back of the buffalo-demon. on a pedestal. 14-15th C. Nepal Gilt copper alloy inlaid semi-precious stones.

Mahāsthāma-prāpta is a Bodhisattva that represents power, great strength, also associated with the muscular guardian of the Buddha, standing today at the entrance of many Buddhist temples

Mahāsthāma-prāpta is a Bodhisattva that represents power, great strength, also associated with the muscular guardian of the Buddha, standing today at the entrance of many Buddhist temples

Babylonia, goddess Ishtar or Ereshkigal ‘Queen of the Night’ (the Burney relief) 18th C. BC.

Babylonia, goddess Ishtar or Ereshkigal ‘Queen of the Night’ (the Burney relief) 18th C. BC.

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