Pictures of Mesopotamian gods in Serpent form as found on Cylinder Seals
02 April 2010
(William Hayes Ward. The Seal Cylinders of Western Asia. Washington D.C. Carnegie Institute of Washington. 1910).
Below three seals showing a god with head and hands with a serpent's body. A crescent moon accompanies three of the seals, a star with crescent moon is on last seal (Ward figures 362, 363, 364).
Pictures of serpent deities, first three seals show a serpent body with human head and hands, a crescent moon accompanies all three seals. A 6-pointed star accompanies the cresecent moons on the third seal. The fourth seal shows king Gudea of Lagash being presented to a seated god (Enki/Ea or Ningirsu?) by his patron god Ningishzida who has serpent-dragon heads erupting from his shoulders. Behind a goddess is this dragon in full form, with four legs, two horns, two wings (Ward figures 366, 367, 368, 368a).
Below, first seal: a god has two serpents wrapped around his body, a fish is to this god's left side (Ward 368b). The second seal shows a deity holding two serpents against his chest, a crescent moon is to the left of this god (Ward 368 f). The Egyptian ankh may suggest this is a Syrian seal. The seven circles may represent the seven Sebutti star-gods, above the ankh?