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- proper noun (Babylonian mythology) The Babylonian god of fire; often invoked in incantations against sorcery.
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- noun the Babylonian god of fire; often invoked in incantations against sorcery
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Girru-Nusku, or, simply, Nusku, the god of fire, as driving away demons and evil spirits; Asshur, the consort of Belit, and the supreme god of Assyria.
In addition to water and atmospheric deities Babylonia had also its fire gods, Girru, Gish Bar, Gibil, and Nusku.
Girru is another name of this deity, and translates an ideographic group, rendered by Delitzsch "great" or
The hymns to the fire-god, Nusku (or Girru), of which the 'Maklu' series naturally furnishes many specimens,  are all pretty much alike.