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Ring in the form of a Hippocampus:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Gold and silver with two garnet gemstones, cut en cabochon.  Hellenistic, 3rd - 2nd Century BC.

(Greece) Gold Ring in the form of a hippocampus. Gold & silver with two garnet gemstones, cut en cabochon. Hellenistic, ca - century BCE. A hippocamp is a horse in its forepart with a coiling, scaly, fish-like hindquarter.

tokintaoist:  The beauty and terror of the greatest of Sumerian goddesses comes through in this ancient statue. Inanna/Ishtar was at once lovely and terrible, seducing many great men and then killing them. Her unearthly white skin and glowing red eyes warn those who might answer her as she beckons with her right hand.

The beauty and terror of the greatest of Sumerian goddesses comes through in this ancient statue. Inanna/Ishtar was at once lovely and terrible, seducing many great men and then killing them. Her unearthly white skin and glowing red eyes warn those.

tammuz: “ The Star of Ishtar, a Babylonian symbol, depicted on a clay plaque from ancient Babylonia. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY. Photo by Babylon Chronicle ”

Clay mask of Humbaba, legendary monster guardian of the sacred cedar forests of Lebanon that were plundered by King Gilgamesh of Uruk (Sumer), and his sidekick Enkidu. Sippar, southern Iraq, ca 1800 - 1600 BCE.

Legacy of Tiamat, tokintaoist:   The beauty and terror of the...

The beauty and terror of the greatest of Sumerian goddesses comes through in this ancient statue. Inanna/Ishtar was at once lovely and terrible, seducing many great men and then killing them. Her unearthly white skin and glowing red eyes warn those.

Linear Elamite Inscription on a Vase This silver vase bears a royal inscription in Linear Elamite, a writing system used in Elam during the Bronze Age. (Source) Elamite, c. 2200 BCE.

Linear Elamite Inscription on a Vase. This silver vase bears a royal inscription in Linear Elamite, a writing system used in Elam during the Bronze Age. Elamite, c.

Reconstruction of a Roman soldier's chest harness with phalerae, given as honors for bravery in battle. The harness was leather, with the phalerae made of bronze, gold, silver or tinned (silvered) metal.

Reconstruction of a Roman soldier's chest harness with phalerae, given as honors for bravery in battle. The harness was leather, with the phalerae made of bronze, silver or tinned metal.

Thoth (Tehuty, Djehuty, Tahuti, Tehuti, Zehuti, Techu, Tetu) was one of the earlier Egyptian gods. The moon and the sun were initially thought of as the left and right eyes of Horus. According to legend, Horus' left eye (the moon) was injured in a fight with Set and was restored by Thoth ("the eye of Horus"). However, as time progressed the moon came to be associated with Thoth, possibly because the crescent moon resembled the beak of an Ibis. | Thoth at Luxor © Jon Bodsworth

Thoth is the Egyptian god of writing, magic, wisdom, and the moon. He was one of the most important gods of ancient Egypt alternately said to be self-created or born of the seed of Horus from the forehead.