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Stone relief from the South-West Palace of King Sennacherib (reigned 704-681 BC), Nineveh, northern Iraq. Neo-Assyrian, 704-681 BC. On the right stands an empty-handed man wearing the horned headdress of a god. This may be the god 'House God', associated with frightening away the effects of witchcraft. The lion-headed, eagle-footed man holding a mace and upraised dagger is an ugallu (great lion or great storm demon).

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Stone relief from the South-West Palace of King Sennacherib (reigned 704-681 BC), Nineveh, northern Iraq. Neo-Assyrian, 704-681 BC. On the right stands an empty-handed man wearing the horned headdress of a god. This may be the god 'House God', associated with frightening away the effects of witchcraft. The lion-headed, eagle-footed man holding a mace and upraised dagger is an ugallu (great lion or great storm demon).