#MythologicalMonday: The Aqrabuamelu

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The Aqrabuamelu are mentioned in many myths written in the Akkadian language, the most famous description being in the Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh. These Scorpion Men were said to be guardians of the sun god Shamash and were found around his abode at the Mashu mountains.

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