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  • noun a demon personifying death; messenger of the underworld goddess Ereshkigal bringing death to mankind


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  • The "namtaru", for instance, was a spirit of fate, the son of Bel-Enlil and Eresh-ki-gal, queen of Hades.

    Myths of Babylonia and Assyria Donald Alexander Mackenzie 1904

  • The/namtaru/was apparently the spirit of fate, and therefore of greater importance than those already mentioned.

    The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria Theophilus Goldridge Pinches 1895


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