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Pazuzu the Demon King


Pazuzu the Demon has many names, and many faces…In ancient Mesopotamian religion, Pazuzu was the king of the demons of the wind, brother of Humbaba and son of the god Hanbi. He also represented the southwestern wind, the bearer of storms and drought. Pazuzu is often depicted as a combination of diverse animal and human parts. He has the body of a man, the head of a lion or dog, talons of an eagle, two pairs of wings, and a scorpion’s tail. He has his right hand up and left hand down. Pazuzu is the demon of the southwest wind known for bringing famine during dry seasons, and locusts during rainy seasons. Pazuzu was invoked in apotropaic amulets and is considered to be an evil spirit, he drives and frightens away other evil spirits, therefore protecting humans against plagues and misfortunes. The demon first appeared in early Babylonian myth in the guise of the “storm-bird” Zu, who stole the Tablets of Destiny from the dragoness Tiamat. The Great goddess is the true author, yet again. In the later Babylonian civilization, Pazuzu appeared once again this time under the name of Pazuzu, and was said to be the child of the chief wind-demon, Hanpa. When Pazuzu is summoned by worshippers, he appears in a statuesque form, frozen. however, he metamorphoses out of the statue form to his living form. In this form, he is fully capable of movement. A demon King of an unknown origin. Please watch the video for more information on the King of the Wind Demons, Pazuzu or visit the channel for a glimpse of how far reaching this Demon has become.

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Evil incoming by Jay Man
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Channel: mythology explored by ANCIENT MYSTERY

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