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For them Melqart-Herakles was a major god, the patron god of Tyre. The name of their god, Melqart, is virtually a translation of the name Nergal; “ruler of the city” and “lord of the great city” respectively; There are several further pieces of evidence that suggest Melqart and Nergal were the same god.
“Herakles” is the western, non-Semitic pronunciation of Nergal/Erakal all Semitic inscriptions on statues of Herakles name Nergal, Melqart or Resheph. Nergal is the son of Ellil, head of the pantheon, or Anu, the sky god. there are variant writings of Nergal’s name which indicate a pronunciation Eragal and Erakal.
Nergal was the patron god of smelting in Assyria from at least the 9th century onwards. At the Gate of the Foundry Workers which was one of the main entrances to the city of Assur on the middle Tigris, two maceheads were found of the 9th and 8th centuries, inscribed with a dedication to Nergal. In a ritual instruction text on a 7th century tablet there are instructions for the end of campaigns This information implies that Nergal was the patron god of foundry workers, and the metal was stored either in his temples, or at other places such as city gates that were dedicated to him.
Various cult centres of Nergal are known in Mesopotamia proper. Kutha is the best attested; He has shrines at Ninevah and Nimrud. At Assur he shared the temple of Assur with his consort Allat . So closely connected were Assur and Nergal there that the priests from a single family served both deities.
Here an ancient rite, which helps us understand the meaning of these rites of fire, was kept. In this city there were two major gods, one young Sandan , who was identified by the Greeks with Heracles or Hercules and another one very old called Ball-Tarz , who was identified with Zeus.
Every year it was held in their honor in the square a big festival with singing and dancing. A great pyre was built, where it was stood the statue of the god, which was burned solemnly. The ceremony, at the beginning of funeral character, was followed immediately by the wild and exuberant celebration of the resurrection of the god; and the exultant joy continued the grief of the faithful.
Nergal was also a god of the sky, and his alter ego Erra went to the underground palaces of Ereshkigal, the queen of the dead.Also the seven warlike demons of Erra corresponded to the seven Annunanki of Nergal,that is seven great infernal divinities which were thought to be the judges in the afterlife. Probably Erra was cognate with the Hittite plague god Irra, an archer whose features are similar to those of Apollo
He had called from the depths of defeat the dark and savage furies latent in the most numerous, most serviceable, ruthless, contradictory and ill-starred race in Europe. He had conjured up the fearful idol of an all-devouring Moloch of which he was the priest and incarnation
Moloch! Solitude! Filth! Ugliness! Ashcans and unobtainable dollars! Children screaming under the stairways! Boys sobbing in armies! Old men weeping in the parks! Moloch! Moloch! Nightmare of Moloch! Moloch the loveless! Mental Moloch! Moloch the heavy judger of men! Moloch the incomprehensible prison! Moloch the crossbone soulless jailhouse and Congress of sorrows! Moloch whose buildings are judgment! Moloch the vast stone of war! Moloch the stunned governments! Moloch whose mind is pure machinery! Moloch whose blood is running money! Moloch whose fingers are ten armies! Moloch whose breast is a cannibal dynamo! Moloch whose ear is a smoking tomb! Moloch whose eyes are a thousand blind windows! Moloch whose skyscrapers stand in the long streets like endless Jehovahs! Moloch whose factories dream and croak in the fog! Moloch whose smoke-stacks and antennae crown the cities! Moloch whose love is endless oil and stone! Moloch whose soul is electricity and banks! Moloch whose poverty is the specter of genius! Moloch whose fate is a cloud of sexless hydrogen! Moloch whose name is the Mind! Moloch who entered my soul early! Moloch in whom I am a consciousness without a body! Moloch who frightened me out of my natural ecstasy! Moloch whom I abandon! Wake up in Moloch! Light streaming out of the sky! Moloch! Moloch! Robot apartments! invisible suburbs! skeleton treasuries! blind capitals! demonic industries! spectral nations! invincible madhouses! They broke their backs lifting Moloch to Heaven! Pavements, trees, radios, tons! lifting the city to Heaven which exists and is everywhere about us!
originally posted by: Spacespider
a reply to: Sigrun
Sounds to me you are comparing that entity with Trump.. ?
Or do mistranslated you ?
But either way.. I find it funny how we humans always try to blame demons and gods for our wrong doings, perhaps we can sleep better at night then
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
but because Christianity's god is selfish...
originally posted by: cooperton
a reply to: Krazysh0t
Could you imagine a fish that doesn't believe in water? It has never seen water before, so why should it? Unknown to this fish, it has been living in water its entire life. The water gives life to the ungrateful and negligent, but even more so to those that follow it's currents.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
For one currents are determined by natural forces.
neither currents or water has an intelligence
this would be like saying humans needed to worship air to survive.