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Winged bull

Winged bull, mythic beast of ancient Assyria, frequently appearing in paintings and statues. The beast, which originated c.1000 B.C., had a man's head on a winged bull's body. Enormous portal statues of winged bulls were used as guardians of palaces, to frighten away enemies and evil spirits.

See also: Mythology.

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