- the legendary husband of Semiramis and founder of Nineveh.
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The next, and largest of all, is the one which may be supposed to be the monument of Ninus.Museum of Antiquity
L. W. Yaggy
From man, not from the gods,And Ninus is a god, or dreams he is!Semiramis and Other Plays
Olive Tilford Dargan
Ninus ruled half the earth with his frown, and she ruled Ninus with her smile.
To have the power of Ninus, and wield it wisely, as did Arbaces!
For the other nations whom Ninus overcame, did not then worship other gods.The City of God, Volume I
- a king of Assyria and the legendary founder of Nineveh, husband of Semiramis
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