Definition of Nergal

1. Noun. (Akkadian) god ruling with his consort Ereshkigal the world of the dead.

Geographical relationships: Mesopotamia
Generic synonyms: Semitic Deity

Nergal Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nergal

Nephthytis afzelii
Neptune's girdle
Nergal (current term)
Neri's sign
Nerita peloronta
Nerium oleander
Nernst's equation
Nernst's theory
Nernst equation
Nernst lamp
Nernst lamps
Nernst potential
Nero's crown
Nero Claudius Caesar Drusus Germanicus

Literary usage of Nergal

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1. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"A cock-and-bull story may therefore mean, a myth, in reference to the mythological fables of Nergal and Osiris. The French equivalents are faire un coq à ..."

2. Babylonian Records in the Library of J. Pierpont Morganby John Pierpont Morgan, Clarence Elwood Keiser by John Pierpont Morgan, Clarence Elwood Keiser (1912)
"Nergal-esi-etir, s. of da. . . ., 87:10. Nergal-etir(-ir), 1. s. of ... 3. f. of Nergal-nâsir, 88:31. 4. f. ..."

3. Aspects of Religious Belief and Practice in Babylonia and Assyria by Morris Jastrow (1911)
"... Nusku, Nergal, Ea, Sin, Shamash, Marduk, and others, all in order to emphasise the dominant position of Enlil.1 It is safe to state that in the zenith ..."

4. Journal of the Transactions of the Victoria Institute, Or Philosophical by Victoria Institute (Great Britain) (1896)
"Though Nergal was the god of war, this is not the side of his character which is by any means ... Others are Nergal-sarra-usur, "Nergal, protect the king" ..."

5. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"As the god of the glowing sun Nergal was represented as a lion, ... Nergal was known in Cyprus, Syria, and Sidon, the latter a center of his cult. ..."

6. A History of Babylonia and Assyria by Robert William Rogers (1915)
"... "Nergal, protect the king"), and had probably been executed by him or upon his order. He now became king of Babylon, and had likewise a brief reign ..."

7. Proceedings of the Society of Biblical Archaeology by Society of Biblical Archaeology (1906)
"People : Nergal, his bright image, etc. 36. Priest : The long arm whose blow (disease) is ... People : Nergal, the lord who goeth about by night. 45. ..."

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