King of the Demons of the Wind, Demon of the Southwest Wind
Assyrian / Babylonian
Humbaba (brother), Hanbi / Hanpa (father)
Pazuzu is often depicted as being made up of a combination of diverse animal and human parts. He has the body of a man, the head of a lion or dog, talons of an eagle, two pairs of wings, and a scorpion's tail. When seated, he keeps his right hand up and left hand down.
- Brings famine during the dry season, and brings storms and locusts during the rainy season
- Regarded as evil, but is frequently invoked by humans to destroy lesser demons and ghosts rather than themselves
- Receives prayers to protect pregnant women from Lamashtu, who often murders unborn children and their mothers