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[nahm-tahr] /ˈnɑm tɑr/
the Sumerian and Akkadian demon personifying death. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The idea is that the Namtar, on beholding his own likeness, will flee from it in dismay!


    Znade A. Ragozin
  • Allat turned to her chief minister Namtar, the god of Pestilence—meet servant of the queen of the dead!


    Znade A. Ragozin
  • Allatu calls upon her messenger, Namtar, to strike the goddess with disease in all parts of her body.

  • Her chief attendants are the terrible Namtar and a scribe—also a female—known as Belit-seri.

  • But by the side of Namtar stand a large number of demons, whose task is similar to that of their chief.

  • She was unable to leave her gloomy Underworld, and sent her messenger, the plague demon Namtar, to obtain her share.

    Myths of Babylonia and Assyria Donald A. Mackenzie
  • The various deities honoured Namtar, except Nergal, by standing up to receive him.

    Myths of Babylonia and Assyria Donald A. Mackenzie
  • The demon at her side would then be the special messenger of this goddess, Namtar.

  • As an illustration of this principle he gives an incantation against "the wicked Namtar."


    Znade A. Ragozin
  • Long enough, creature of Namtar, hast thou worked destruction among us.

    Istar of Babylon Margaret Horton Potter

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