the great dog; that is, lion, one of the chief gods of the Assyrians and Babylonians ( 2 Kings 17:30 ), the god of war and hunting. He is connected with Cutha as its tutelary deity.
the great man; the hero
(hero ), one of the chief Assyrian and Babylonian deities, seems to have corresponded closely to the classical Mars. ( 2 Kings 17:30 ) It is conjectured that he may represent the deified Nimrod.
A Babylonian deity, identified with the planet Mars, and worshipped at Cutha (compare 2 Kings 17:30).
See BABYLONIA AND ASSYRIA, RELIGION OF.
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