Pazuzu or ZU means “He who knows” and was also known as Anzu “He who knows the heavens.” He was the God of the evil wind and the storms. He who was a carrier of plagues, pests and fevers. The Sumerians represented this being with a stylized body with bird claws on the feet, eagle wings, and a lion-like head. Although some physical characteristics could be reptilian.(Tables of Destiny.
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Zu is a lesser divinity of Akkadian mythology, a divine storm-bird and the personification of the southern wind and the thunder clouds. This demon, half man and half bird, stole the Tablets of Destiny from Enlil and hid them on a mountaintop. Anu ordered the other gods to retrieve the tablets, even though they all feared the demon. Marduk took up the challenge, and killed the it.
Anzu has disrupted the kingship that I designated! He has obtained for himself the Tablet of Destinies ( ) He has robbed Enlil; he rejected your father, Stole the rites and turned them to his use (Catchline) Make a path, fix the hour, TABLET II Make a path, fix the hour, Let light dawn for the gods whom I created.
The figures probably represent the diety Anzu, who stole the tablets of Destiny from the water god Ea, and was captured and brought before a god representing the cosmic order, Marduk in the Babylonian, but other dieties depending on when or where the story is told (see Collon page 28). Depictions of Anzu vary, sometimes bird on the bottom and human on top (as yours) but can also be human on.
Through Anzu he learned that Kur had freed Kingu from his prison in the Underworld. When the dragon departed, the manticore eventually waited and found an opportunity to capture the griffin-like demon who once stole a Tablet of Destiny from the god Ninurta. The defeated Anzu now laid before them and the two death gods' attention turned to him.
The Tablets of Destiny had been stolen by Anzu, the lion-headed bird from the mountains, who, envious of Great Enlil's guardianship of the tablets, stole them to satisfy his thirst for power and greed. Chaos had struck the heavens and earth with the loss of the Tablets until Ninurta went bravely to fight Anzu and and rescue the sacred Tablets for Enlil. In gratitude, Ninurta is given then.