- Middle Eastern (culture)
- Deadly (behaviour)
A powerful large bull of Sumerian mythology created by Anu by the orders of Ishtar. It had a devastating poisonous breath that could kill two hundred warriors. Ishtar sent the bull to kill the hero Gilgamesh who refused to be her partner. Gilgamesh and his companion Enkidu managed to kill the bull but Enkidu was slain in revenge by Ishtar.
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