“On February 2, 1998, we went to the hospital because Ashur had a fever and a cough,” she says.
That could be a death sentence for Saltani: she herself contracted HIV from breastfeeding Ashur.
For such an offence there is a fitting punishment, never yet remitted amongst the sons of Ashur.
Hence we have only 'great gods,' and no minor deities, in the train of Ashur.
Ashur is the giver of crown and sceptre, and the kings of Assyria are the patesis of the god, his lieutenants.
Temples are erected to her in the city of Ashur, in Nineveh and Arbela.
The fact also that Ashur's popular symbol was the movable standard was no doubt a reason why so few temples were erected to him.
With the help of Ashur and Marduk their troops are victorious.
Ashurnasirbal makes mention of a sanctuary erected to the honor of Ea in Ashur.
Ashur, who permits the king to grow old, and protects the troops.