- Middle Eastern (culture)
- Flying (attribute)
- Celestial (attribute)
- Mount (attribute)
- Friendly (behaviour)
A beast that is half lion, half griffin with the wings and tail of a bird. It is the mount for the storm god Adad or Ishkur in Mesopotamian myth. It had the ability to spew rain from its mouth. Its name means ‘Roaring Weather Beast’. The rain clouds of deserts were known as Adad’s bull-calves.
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