Humbaba

Also known as Huwawa, Khumbaba, Kumbaba.

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  • Middle Eastern Middle Eastern (culture)
  • Flying Flying (attribute)
  • Reptilian Reptilian (attribute)
  • Forest Dweller Forest Dweller (attribute)
  • Deadly Deadly (behaviour)
  • Dragons Dragons (common type)

A great beast of Sumerian tales. Humbaba was a fire-breathing Dragon with a head at the end of its snake tail with horns on its head and the legs of a lion ending in the feet of vulture. It lived as a guardian of the cedar forests. The hero Gilgamesh and his companion Enkidu came across this monster during a quest that took them through a forest. The gods took pity on them and helped the heroes to capture this beast. The beast pleaded for mercy but the heroes none-the-less beheaded it and continued on their journey.

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