Dragoniae: Humbaba, Hubaba, Hum-ba, Humhum, Huwawa, Kumbaba,  Khumbaba, Huwawa the Terrible | They were here and might return | Scoop.it

Humbaba was the terrifying guardian of the Cedar Forest of Amanus, also called the Mountain of Cedars in Mesopotamian folklore.

 

This terrible monster was placed there to guard the Cedars and to kill any human that dare disturb its peace...

 

Humbaba is a giant, terrifying to look at.

 

He has a large, humanoid body with scale plates all over it...

 

Other sources claim that Humbaba took the form of a dragon who spits fire, though he was a giant at other times.

 

His breath raged on like a hurricane, and his voice spilled over the world as a storm...

 

More:

http://www.alwanza.com/art/humbaba1.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humbaba

 

See Gilgamesh:

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See Enkidu:

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