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  • Middle Eastern Middle Eastern (culture)
  • Flying Flying (attribute)
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  • Friendly Friendly (behaviour)

A spirit of the underworld from Babylonian and Assyrian mythology. Pazuzu takes on human shape with the face of a dog and a scaled body. He has the wings and talons of a bird and the male genitalia in the form of a snake. He protected people from the Demon Lamastu and from devastating winds. Pregnant women wore emblems of Pazuzu to help their baby be born safely.

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