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Published on May 22, 2017
The Devils and Evil Spirits of Babylonia
This story is the sixteenth tablet of a series called the "Evil Demon Series," of which we have an Assyrian with a parallel Sumerian text. Presumably, therefore, it was a very ancient legend.
The Imkhullu appears also in the Creation Epic. Adad is the god of storm, Anu of heaven, Enlil of the storm, Sin of the Moon, Shamash of the Sun, and Ishtar of love and fruitfulness. The meaning of Massu is unknown, but Ea was long the chief ruler.The evil gods darken the moon by an eclipse, Shamash helping them by withdrawing his light from the moon, and Adad by sending cloudy weather.