- 28/06/2017 at 18:33 #65932
A monster posted by the god Enlil to guard the Cedar Forest (roughly the area that is now Lebanon), Humbaba was killed by the Sumerian heroes Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, and his friend Enkidu.
He is described as having the face of a lion, the horns of an ox, the claws of a vulture, a body covered in spines and thorns and a tail that ends in a snake. His “member” also ended in a snakes head but I felt that that was a an anatomical detail too far 🙂
Allegedly, he could kill people with a look and could breathe flame.
Here’s my take on him:
Growing old is mandatory, growing up is entirely optional!28/06/2017 at 19:21 #65934MikeKeymaster29/06/2017 at 04:26 #65970Alexander WasbergParticipant
That’s a nice bit of mod-work on that mini, nice to see some more unusual mythological creatures!
http://lasersandbroadswords.blogspot.com My project blog29/06/2017 at 12:18 #65989Autodidact-O-SaurusParticipant
Ha ha! My first response was “What the ^&% kind of hedgehog is that?” I like it, though. Anything dealing with Mesopotamian mythology gets street cred just for being so darned obscure.
Self taught, persistently behind the times, never up to date. AKA ~ jeff
More verbosity: http://petiteguerre.blogspot.com/29/06/2017 at 18:16 #66015Northern MonkeyParticipant
This is cool and it got me reading all about Humbaba which I have never come across before
My attempt at a Blog: http://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/29/06/2017 at 19:59 #66019General SladeParticipant
That’s really nice work. It is great to see a monster that is so out of the ordinary. He’s like a scary version of Parsley the Lion:
There is an ‘In Our Time’ radio programme about the Epic of Gilgamesh that makes for an interesting listen and gives a bit of background about Humbaba: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b080wbrq (I find Melvin Bragg and his guests are a good background noise while I am painting.)18/07/2017 at 12:15 #67781Alexander Hay-WhittonParticipant
Very odd to think of you as “Mike”.18/07/2017 at 12:16 #6778318/07/2017 at 15:22 #67803
Me, I think.
Alexander knows me as Ithoriel, elsewhere on the ‘net.
And I know him as a complete pussycat 🙂
Growing old is mandatory, growing up is entirely optional!18/07/2017 at 18:43 #67828Nic WrightParticipant
Love him. What game will he appear in?
http://irregularwars.blogspot.co.uk/18/07/2017 at 19:18 #67832
He’ll be an objective (hence the round base) for my “King of Kish” rules. These are home grown and intended entirely for my own amusement.
Units are all on 60mm square bases with 16 skirmishers, 32 tribal types, 48 close order infantry, 6 chariots or a general and 24 bodyguards.
If I ever get them finished I’ll have Sumerians, Old Kingdom Egyptians, Elamites, Amurru, Melukhans and Hill Tribes (Gutians etc.). I also have some ships.
Sumerian General and Bodyguard
Growing old is mandatory, growing up is entirely optional!19/07/2017 at 18:18 #67897Nic WrightParticipant
Sounds great! I look forward to hearing more about this in the future!
http://irregularwars.blogspot.co.uk/20/07/2017 at 03:13 #67933
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