- Assyrian and Babylonian supernatural, semidivine beings who protect against evil DEMONs. The scorpion-people have a human body and head with a beard, the hindquarters and talons of birds, a snakeheaded penis, and a scorpion’s tail. They wear a horned cap that denotes divinity. They are powerful protectors, and figurines of them were used in homes and buildings.
Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology. Rosemary Ellen Guiley. 2009.
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