Akkadian Mythology, Mythological Creature Archive, Sumerian Myth

Mythological Creature; the Apkallu sages- teachers of mankind

According to Livius, In ancient Mesopotamian myth, it was believed that the gods created humankind to cultivate the soil and make sure that the gods - by means of sacrifice - would receive their meals. However, the first people did not really understand how to perform the tasks they were supposed to perform, and therefore, the gods sent the ApkallΕ«, the seven sages, as teachers. These creatures came to the human world from the sea.

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Mythological Creature; Anzu, a Sumerian (first civilization) lion, eagle hybrid who breathes fire and water- Son of BEER demon Siris

Photo Credit: https://tinyurl.com/y3y6ekz7 According to History.com, Sumer was an ancient civilization founded in the Mesopotamian region of the Fertile Crescent situated between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Known for their innovations in language, governance, architecture and more, Sumerians are considered the creators of civilization as modern humans understand it. Their control of the region lasted… Continue reading Mythological Creature; Anzu, a Sumerian (first civilization) lion, eagle hybrid who breathes fire and water- Son of BEER demon Siris

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Mythological Creature; Antaeus, giant from Greek Mythology *lived* in Libya- with writing prompt

According to Thoughtco.com, Antaeus was the son of Gaia and Poseidon. He was a Libyan giant whose strength appeared to be invincible. Antaeus challenged all passers-by to a wrestling match which he invariably won. Upon winning, he always slaughtered his adversaries. That is until he met Hercules.

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Mythological Creature; The Anakim, giants from the land of Canaan with writing prompt

According to Earth-History.com The Anakim lived before the great flood and Noah's ark. The flood was apparently deliberate to clean the earth of these unholy creatures. Many say these beings were well documented and really lived. I'm here to talk about these creatures from a folkloric standpoint. If you believe they were real or if you believe this is heresy- in either case, this may not be the post for you. We are working up to a writing prompt here and this creature could be a great source of inspiration for your writing.

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Mythological Creature; the Apsara, a Hindu and Buddhist fairy of the clouds, with writing prompt

According to Encyclopedia Britannica, Apsara, in Indian religion and mythology, one of the celestial singers and dancers who, together with the gandharvas, or celestial musicians, inhabit the heaven of the god Indra, the lord of the heavens. According to Wikipedia, in Hinduism, the Gandharvas are male nature spirits, husbands of the Apsaras. Some are part animal, usually a bird or horse. They have superb musical skills. They guard the Soma and make beautiful music for the gods in their palaces. Gandharvas are frequently depicted as singers in the court of the gods. Gandharvas act as messengers between the gods and humans. In Hindu law, a gandharva marriage is one contracted by mutual consent and without formal rituals.