A Comparison of H.P. Lovecraft, Aleister Crowley, and Ancient Sumer

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The above excerpt from this version of the Necronomicon, translated by Dr. John Dee in 1586, compares H.P. Lovecraft, Aleister Crowley, and the ancient civilization of Sumer – and draws some interesting parallels.

COMMON SUMERIAN WORDS AND PHRASES IN ENGLISH

Akhkharu – Vampire
Alal – Destroyer
Alla Xul – Evil God
Barra! – ‘Begone!’
Dingur Xul – Evil God
Edin Na Zu! – ‘Go To The Desert!’ (a form of exorcism)
Gelal – Incubus
Gigim xul – Evil Spirit
Gidim Xul – Evil Ghost
Idimmu – Demon
Idpa – Fever
Kashshaptu – Witch
Lalartu – Phantom
Lalassu – Spetre
Lilit – Succubus
Maskim Xul – Evil Fiend (Ambusher, Lier-In-Wait)
Mulla Xul – Evil Devil
Rabishu – Evil Fiend
Telal – Wicked Demon (Warrior)
Uggae – God of Death
Uruku – Larvae
Utuk Xul – Evil Spirit
Zi Dingir Anna Kanpa! – Spirit, God of the Sky, Remember!
Zi Dingir Kia Kanpa! – Spirit, God of the Earth, Remember!

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