- the Sumerian and Akkadian demon personifying death.
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The idea is that the Namtar, on beholding his own likeness, will flee from it in dismay!
Allat turned to her chief minister Namtar, the god of Pestilence—meet servant of the queen of the dead!
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.