CClay mastiffs, found in the excavated ruins of a palace in Nineveh, were meant to protect the property from demons. They have cuneiform inscriptions on them, one of which reads ē tamtallik epuš pāka – or, “Don’t think, bite!” Who’s a good boy?No proper newsletter...
Then let it be done, said the girl to the blinding visitor, according to your word. What else was she going to say right hand held out as if to ward off a blow. So the Word became flesh, for nine human months. And with her still-childlike body, she uttered it.