Never parting the underworld, Nergal strews pestilence on the land above. Nay, he need not lift a finger, for his true self -his miasmic garments- do all the work. The pawn now must pay the ultimate price for curiosity.
The name Nergal refers to a deity worshipped throughout Mesopotamia. Being a deity of the desert, god of fire, which is one of negative aspects of the sun, god of the underworld, and also being a god of one of the religions which rivaled Christianity and Judaism, Nergal was sometimes called a demon and even identified with Satan. (Wikipedia)
- Artwork by David Gaillet.