Lumi are mythical creatures like the Sphinx with a human head, body of a lion or bull and the wings of an eagle, which once guarded the city in Mesopotamia. They were considered powerful creatures that served as a clear reminder of the power of the king, and were a symbol of guardian spirit for all people. About it reports “Barbaricum”.
Colossal statues Lumi found during the excavations in the Assyrian capitals, was founded by king Assurnasirpal II (reigned between 883 859 BC) and by king Sargon II (ruled from 721 in 705 BC). The famous winged Sphinx from Nimrud in Iraq (ancient city of Kalhu), guarding the gate to the city in 2015, have been destroyed by ISIL militants. Other sculptures of mythical animals belong to the cities of Dur Sharrukin (now Khorsabad, Iraq).
In each major city Lumi guarding the city gates. At the same time made one of the winged Sphinx to guard the entrance to the throne room. The Mesopotamians believed that Lumi deter the forces of chaos and bring peace into people’s homes. On Akkadian language “Lumi” meant the spirit-guard. Lumi are often found in art and mythology of Mesopotamia. The first detected Lumi was created about 3000 BC Lumi is also known as lamasi, Alladin R. D., and Shedd. Sometimes Lumi izabrali the form of a female deity, but usually he had a man’s head. Women’s Lumi was called ASPAs. Continue reading