Seven-headed serpent

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The Seven-headed Serpent (from Sumerian muš-saĝ-7: snake with seven heads) in Sumerian mythology was one of the Heroes slain by Ninurta, patron god of Lagash, in ancient Iraq. Its body was hung on the "shining cross-beam" of Ninurta's chariot (lines 55-63 [1]).

See also[edit]

  • Bashmu, a possibly identical serpent slain by Ninurta
  • Mushmahhu
  • Ushumgallu, the great dragon
  • Dragon, a beast slain by Ninurta
  • Anzu, a great bird whose death was sometimes credited to Ninurta

External links[edit]

  • The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature [2]