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  • n. A fantastical creature depicted on the reconstructed Ishtar Gate of Babylon, a scaly dragon with hind legs like an eagle's talons and feline forelegs.

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  • From Babylonian mythology
    Found on the reconstructed Ishtar Gate
    "Derived from an Akkadian word loosely translated 'splendor serpent.' Although it is properly transliterated mûš-ruššû, early researchers mistakenly read it as sîr-ruššû" (Wikipedia).

    January 21, 2008