Tag Archives: ishtar

Huluppu to Hell

Alice K. Turner’s The History of Hell gave glimpses into a lot of different myths associated with the world of the dead, some of which I don’t think I’d really explored before. Two of them were Mesopotamian stories, that of … Continue reading

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A Time to Hop

I can’t say I do much for Easter as an adult, but I definitely have memories of hunting for eggs in my childhood. I remember going to church services as well, but I’m generally a defender of secular aspects of … Continue reading

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Conjury Through Copulation

My wife was recently looking up stuff about Devil worship and the occult, and came across the Wikipedia article on sex magic. In addition to being the hind part of a Red Hot Chili Peppers album title, it’s apparently a … Continue reading

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Tammuz Talk

Since summer has officially begun, the deity to whom we turn today is one closely associated with the summer, the Babylonian Tammuz. The god was originally known as Dumuzi in Sumeria, but is much better known by his Semitic name, … Continue reading

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