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Kusarikku

by Adam Lombard
The Mesopotamian bull-man, human above the waist and a bull below. It appears frequently in Mesopotamian art, sometimes with wings. Statues of the bull-man were often used as gatekeepers. Over time it evolved into a friendly, protective demon.

In Akkadian, he is called Gud-elim.


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  • Etymology:
    Strong-Horned-One

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