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  • proper n. A lesser divinity of Akkadian mythology, and the son of the bird goddess Siris.

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Examples

  • Ibn Khalliqan, the historian, calls Zu'n Nun "the first person of his age for learning, devotion and communion with the Divinity."

    Mystics and Saints of Islam

  • [FN#130] Lord of "Cattle-feet," this King's name is unknown; but the Kámús mentions two Kings called Zu 'l Kalá'a, the Greater and the Less.

    Arabian nights. English

  • “Go,” and he went his ways; whereupon he resumed his conjurations, and calling up a Marid, by name Zu’ázi’a gave him a drachm of levigated Bhang and said to him, “Go thou to Isbanir and enter King Gharib’s palace and assume the form of a sparrow.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Answered the other, “It is called the Black Country, and belongs to one of the Kings of the Jinn, by name Zu’l Janahayn, against whom none of the other Kings may prevail, neither may any enter his dominions save by his permit; so tarry thou here, whilst I go ask leave.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Aaron "Zu" Keeny, the third member of the Under Sound trifecta -- which met while attending Carver Center for Arts and Technology -- has an instrumental hip-hop record due sometime this year.

    Baltimore City Paper

  • On the Madína road, the stage (manzil) is called Zu'l-Halifah; on the 'Iráq road, Zát-i-'Arq; on the Syrian road, Hujfah; on the Najd road, Qarn; on the Yaman road, Yalamlam. [

    The Faith of Islam

  • Answered the other, "It is called the Black Country, and belongs to one of the Kings of the Jinn, by name Zu'l Janahayn, against whom none of the other

    Arabian nights. English

  • When the Enchanter heard this, he said to the Red King "Go," and he went his ways; whereupon he resumed his conjurations, and calling up a Marid, by name Zu'ázi'a gave him a drachm of levigated Bhang and said to him, "Go thou to Isbanir and enter King Gharib's palace and assume the form of a sparrow.

    Arabian nights. English

  • Hong Kong's Tsui Hark, one of the architects of the Chinese new-wave that began in the 1980s, is a guest of honor, screening his latest (the visually stunning return-to-form "Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame") and greeting fans at "greatest-hits" revivals of gravity-defying Wu Xia epics, including the game-changing "Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain" (1983) and the samurai masterpiece "The Blade" (1995).

    Bombshells and Boxers

  • Zu Guttenberg said that simple prudence was motivating the reforms.

    Cuts in European defense budgets raise concerns for U.S., NATO

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  • Not to be confused with Zazu. :-)

    July 26, 2010

  • "In Sumero-Akkadian mythology, Zu is a divine storm-bird and the personification of the southern wind and the thunder clouds. This demon, half man and half bird, stole the 'Tablets of Destiny' from Enlil and hid them on a mountaintop. Anu ordered the other gods to retrieve the tablets, even though they all feared the demon. According to one text, Marduk killed the bird, but in another text it died through the arrows of the god Ninurta. The bird is also referred to as Imdugud or Anzu."

    - Wikipedia

    July 24, 2010