By F. A. M. Wiggerman
Wiggerman's research of Mesopotamian monsters bridges the distance among textual content and picture. wood and clay figures of giant spirits akin to Hairy-One (lahmu), Bison-Bull (kusarikku), and Furious-Snake (mushussu) stand protect on the entrances to constructions to guard the inhavitants from demonic intruders. Deriving his details from the ritual texts that describe the creation and deploy of those figures, the writer identifies the monsters of the texts with gadgets from the archaeological checklist and offers an in depth dialogue of the identities and histories of a number of Mesopotamian monsters.
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