Religious Groups in Literature

34,420 citations from literature (mostly science fiction and fantasy) referring to real churches, religious groups, tribes, etc. [This database is for literary research only. It is not intended as a source of information about religion.]


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Group Where Year Source Quote/
Aryan India -445 B.C.E. Vidal, Gore. Creation. New York: Random House (1981); pg. 28. "The Magians are the hereditary priests of the Medusa and the Persians, just as the Brahmans are the hereditary priests of India. Except for the Greeks, every Aryan tribe has a priestly class. "
Aryan India -445 B.C.E. Vidal, Gore. Creation. New York: Random House (1981); pg. 140. "In theory, the four Indo-Aryan classes may not intermarry with one another, while intermarriage with the original folk is absolutely forbidden. Nevertheless, in the millennium that has passed since the Aryans arrived in India, they have become considerably darker of skin and eyes than their Persian consigns. Yet Indo-Aryans will tell you, quite seriously, that this darkness is due to the fierce sun of the dry season. I always agree. "
Aryan India -445 B.C.E. Vidal, Gore. Creation. New York: Random House (1981); pg. 165. "But cities require agriculture. As a result, the enormous cattle herds of the Aryan conquerors are now being deliberately cut back as grazing land is converted to farm land, and there is a good deal of debate about this change in the way the people live. 'What is an Aryan without his cow?' the Brahmans ask. They do not, of course, expect an answer. "
Aryan India 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 204. "'Over and over again, you [in Wahabi's book] show the great achievements of the Indian people, and how they are overshadowed, swallowed up, ignored, despises. The civilization of the Indus is treated as a poor also-ran to Mesopotamia and Egypt and even that latecomer China. The Aryan invaders brought their language and religion and imposed in on the people of India. The Moguls, the British, each with their overlay of beliefs and institutions. I must tell you that your book is regarded with great respect in the highest circles of the Indian government, because of the impartial way you treated the religions brought to India by invaders.' "
Aryan Iran -200 B.C.E. Anderson, Poul. The Shield of Time. New York: Tor (1990); pg. 31. "This war had been brewing six decades, since the satrap of Bactria revolted against the Seleucid monarchy and proclaimed his province independent, himself its king. The Parthians had taken fire about the same time and done likewise. They were more nearly pure Iranian--Aryan, in the true meaning of the term--and considered themselves the heirs of the Persian Empire which Alexander had conquered and Alexander's generals divided among each other. "
Aryan Nevada 1994 Wolverton, Dave. "Wheatfields Beyond " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 17. "'Hunh,' Joel said. 'Ungricht. Good solid Aryan name. His ancestors probably fed our ancestors to the ovens at Auschwitz. I don't want you talking to people like him again. I'm going to play roulette...' " [Joel is probably referring to 'people like him', meaning mentally ill people, although it seems like he could be referring to German people.]
Aryan New York: New York City 1976 Silverberg, Robert. Dying Inside. New York: Ballantine (1976; c. 1972); pg. 108. "Very, very Aryan: he was Scandinavian, a Swede perhaps... "
Aryan New York: New York City 1994 Mixon, Laura J. & Melinda M. Snodgrass. "A Dose of Reality " in Wild Cards: Book II of a New Cycle: Marked Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Baen (1994); pg. 323. "Pan Rudo, graceful and catlike in his new, ectomorphic Aryan body, paced around the room... "
Aryan North Carolina 2000 McDowell, Ian. "Sunflowers " in Vanishing Acts (Ellen Datlow, ed.) New York: Tor (2000); pg. 103. "...flanked by two equally Aryan-looking cornfed mutants. He had bright blue eyes and brighter white teeth... "
Aryan Sweden 3000 Hubbard, L. Ron. Battlefield Earth. New York: St. Martin's Press (1982); pg. 474. "And they had some old books the church had kept that had been printed by the 'German War Propaganda Ministry' in the purest Swedish and it really was inspirational. It seems that to be really religious, one had to be a pure Aryan and an Aryan was really a Swede. Most people in the tribe had the colossal nerve to scoff at such holy creeds, but it had been the state religion of Sweden. " [More.]
Aryan Tibet 2050 Scarborough, Elizabeth Ann. Last Refuge. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 143. "'...Do not ask why Gretel, who is of ze pure Aryan stock, has Asian eyes...' "
Aryan Ukraine 1990 Dick, Philip K. The Man in the High Castle. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1962); pg. 28. "the blue-eyed, blond-haired Aryan settlers who now industriously tilled, culled, plowed, and so forth in the vast grain bowl of the world, the Ukraine. " [Other refs. to Aryans, not in DB.]
Aryan United Kingdom 700 C.E. Vance, Jack. Lyonesse: Madouc. Lancaster, PA: Underwood-Miller (1989); pg. 2. "Etruscan priests consecrated their androgynous divinity Votumna with ceremonies repulsive and often horrid, while the Danaans introduced the more wholesome Aryan pantheon. With the Romans came Mithraism, Christianity, Parsh, the worship of Zoroaster, and a dozen other similar sects. "
Aryan United Kingdom: London 2546 Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World. New York: HarperCollins (1999; c. 1932, 1946); pg. 18. "...little cherubs, but of cherubs, in that bright light, not exclusively pink and Aryan, but also luminously Chinese, also Mexican... "
Aryan USA 2010 Bury, Stephen. Interface. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 195. "'Good rhythm for Aryans,' Shane Schram said. "
Aryan world -1445 B.C.E. Vidal, Gore. Creation. New York: Random House (1981); pg. 52. "A thousand years ago the original Aryans swept down from the north and enslaved what we still refer to as the black-haired people, the original inhabitants of Assyria and Babylonia. Now, as Medusa and Persians, the tribesmen are civilized and our clan leader is the Great King. "
Aryan world -1445 B.C.E. Vidal, Gore. Creation. New York: Random House (1981); pg. 139. "A thousand years ago, for reasons long since forgotten, certain Aryan tribesmen chose not to destroy but to settle the southern cities. When this happened in Media and Attica and Magadha, the Aryan tribesmen became civilized by their slaves. also, despite every sort of taboo, they intermarried. When this happens, the wildest savage becomes like the civilized people that he has conquered. " [Many other refs., not in DB.]
Aryan world -445 B.C.E. Vidal, Gore. Creation. New York: Random House (1981); pg. 145. "For some time, the original populations of Greece and Persia and India have been trying to overthrow the gods--or devils--of the Aryans. In every country Zeus-Varuna-Brahma is being denied. "
Aryan world 1950 Barton, William. "Home is Where the Heart Is " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 229. "Apu said, 'They hardly look human.'

These workers. Here and now. I said, 'You surprise me, Apu. I mean, black . . .'...

His lips seemed to curl for a moment, then he laughed, that same genuine-sounding chuckle that never changed, 'These hubshi, Hans? Well.' Another little titter. 'My people [Indians] were the ones who first called themselves Aryans, Hans, not your pathetic Hyperborean lot!' "

Aryan world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 165. "'...from Weishaupt to Hitler, leading to an attempt to actually carry it out, with ovens for the Jews and gypsies and other 'inferiors' and the promise of a Brave New World for the pure, faithful, and Aryan afterward...' "
Aryan world 1988 Godwin, P. Waiting for the Galactic Bus. New York: Doubleday (1988); pg. 220. "Consider 'Aryanism' first as a careless misinterpretation of a blanket term for a prehistoric people, later as an apology for white supremacy. This compounded error served as dogma for the diseased pseudophilosophy of Adolf Hitler, itself based on his severe paranoia. "
Aryan world 1993 DeChance, John. MagicNet. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 214. -
Aryan world 1995 Kurtz, Katherine & Deborah Turner Harris. Dagger Magic. New York: Ace Books (1995), book jacket. [Book jacket.] "He is the Adept.

Now, he faces his greatest challenge. An evil cult older than Christianity itself--the Phurba--is dedicated to reviving the all-too-modern horror that was Nazi Germany. On the northern coast of Ireland, deep within a sea cave, the corroded hulk of a World War II German submarine has been discovered.... They have the power to make Aryan world conquest a terrifying reality--if there is a worthy successor. " [Many other refs., not in DB.]

Aryan world 1996 Fry, Stephen. Making History. New York: Random House (1996); pg. 52. Pg. 52: "'Well, yes. I mean, not that it matters to me one way or the other, but I'm not a . . . I'm not Jewish.'

'Forser, you know, in the thirties he wrote an essay on what he called 'Jew Consciousness.' How do we know, he said, that we are now Jews? Can we any of us name our eight great-grandparents and be sure they were all Aryan?...' "; Pg. 243: "...Rudolf Gloder was the physical, spiritual and intellectual embodiment of all these Aryan ideals and from their first meeting... " [Other refs., not in DB.]

Aryan world 1996 Morrow, James. "The Covenant " in Bible Stories for Adults. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1996); pg. 129. "'...I'm talking about Europe's Jews being executed en masse by the astonishingly civilized country of Germany, for surely Aryans must defend themselves against contamination...' "
Aryan world 2025 Varley, John. Titan. New York: Berkley (4th ed. 1981; 1st pub. 1979); pg. 6. "He just grinned with that boyish, tousle-haired Aryan ideal face... "
Aryan world 2036 Besher, Alexander. Mir: A Novel of Virtual Reality. New York: Simon & Schuster (1998); pg. 34. "Aryans in gray Wehrmacht uniforms goose-stepping through Omnispace had ceased to be something that only editorial cartoonists took note of. Ever since ReichNet had annexed PolskayaNet and began eyeing the rest of Europe... " [Other refs., under 'Nazism.']
Aryan world 2100 Gloss, Molly. The Dazzle of Day. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 10. "...these small forged moons, these hollow wheels with their interior, tubular landscapes. I, for one, had thought every isolationist party from Aryan Nation to Doomwatchers would soon flock up to the sky... "
Aryan Brotherhood New York: New York City 1994 Williams, Walter Jon. "Feeding Frenzy " in Wild Cards: Book II of a New Cycle: Marked Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Baen (1994); pg. 192. "He called himself the Racist in the same way that John Wayne was the Shootist--he was fast, supposedly capable of two hundred miles per hour on the straights--but he was a racist in the other sense of the word, too, a member of the Aryan Brotherhood. Some of his tattoos were swastikas. " [More.]
Asatru Washington 1999 Bear, Greg. Darwin's Radio. New York: Del Rey (1999); pg. 162. "'Now I've even got the Vikings mad at us!'

The Vikings--a small group of mostly middle-aged men calling themselves the Nordic Worshippers of Odin in the New World--had come to Mitch as well, years before, to conduct their ceremonies. They had hoped that Mitch could prove their claims that Nordic explorers had populated much of North America thousands of years ago. Mitch, ever the philosopher, had let them conduct a ritual over the bones of Pasco man, still in the ground, but ultimately he had to disappoint them. Pasco man was in fact quite thoroughly Indian, closely related to the Southern Na-dene.

After Ripper's tests on her skeletons, the Worshipers of Odin had once again left in disappointment. In a world of fragile self-justification, the truth made no one happy. "

Ashanti Africa -1250 B.C.E. Sterling, S. M. Island in the Sea of Time. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 254. "'...we should sail to Africa and get in contact with the great kingdoms and empires there? Ghana, Mali, Dahomey, the Ashante?...' "
Ashanti Benin 2010 Brunner, John. Stand on Zanzibar. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1968); pg. 10. "History is on our side; we share the same common language; in Beninia Shinka speaks to Holaini, Inoko to Kpala, in the same tongue as Yoruba speaks to Ashanti; join the Republican Union of Nigeria with Ghana and be another RUNG... "
Ashanti China 2050 Stephenson, Neal. The Diamond Age. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 24. Pg. 24: "...but he didn't know what kind of connections these Ashanti might have--or even what the hell an Ashanti was, exactly... He'd already tried to join the Boers a few years back. The Boers were to Bud's kind of white trash what these Ashanti were to most of the blacks. Stocky blondes in suits of the most conservative sorts of dresses, usually with half a dozen kids in tow, and my god did they ever stick together. "; Pg. 26: "...Sendero. Most Senderistas were either Incan or Korean, but they'd take anyone. They had a nice clave here... and every one of them, down to the last man or woman, was batshit. They'd be more than a match for a few dozen Ashantis. " [Many other refs. to Ashanti, a real African tribal group, are in book. Not all plot-oriented refs. (regarding the Ashanti's hunting for Bud) are in DB.]
Ashanti China 2050 Stephenson, Neal. The Diamond Age. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 26. "The man on the chev was an African in very colorful clothing. Bud recognized the patterns on that cloth and knew without bothering to check for the scar that the guy was Ashanti... Suddenly Ashantis were everywhere. He'd wondered how long they'd been tracking him. They all had beautiful smiles. They all carried small devices in their hands, which they aimed at the pavement, trigger fingers laid alongside the barrels until the guy on the chev told them otherwise... "
Ashanti China 2050 Stephenson, Neal. The Diamond Age. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 23-24. "...Bud was hanging around the Aerodrome... when a big ship came in from Singapore. Immersed in a stream of two thousand arrivals was a tight group of some two dozen solidly built very dark-skinned black men dressed in business suits, with strips of colored cloth draped around their necks and little scars on their cheekbones.

It was later that night that Bud, for the first time in his life, heard the word Ashanti. 'Another twenty-five Ashanti just came in from L.A.!' said a man in a bar. 'The Ashanti had a big meeting in the conference room at the Sheraton!' said a woman on the street... a bum said, 'One of them Ashanti gave me five yuks. They're fine folks.'

When Bud ran into a guy he knew... he said, 'Hey, the place is crawling with them Ashanti, ain't it?'


'They must be having a convention or something'...

'They ain't having a convention, Bud. All of those Ashanti... came to town hunting for you.' "

Ashanti world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 94. "...a Sicilian brunette, a wild-eyed Greek woman, a tall Ashanti, a slant-eyed Masai, a Japanese, a Chinese, a Vietnamese, and on and on and on. "
Ashanti world 2050 Stephenson, Neal. The Diamond Age. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 339. "'...Look at the Ashantis--the Jews--the Coastal Republic. Do they wear traditional costume? Sometimes...' "
Ashanti world 2050 Stephenson, Neal. The Diamond Age. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 447. "...strolled through encampments of Ashantis, Kurds, Armenians, Navajos, Tibetans, Senderos, Mormons, Jesuits, Lapps, Pathans, Tutsis... "
Ashkenazi Judaism California: Berkeley 1995 Sawyer, Robert J. Frameshift. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1997); pg. 81. "'But--but my parents came over from Poland after World War II, and Howard's parents are from the Balkans.'

Pierre looked at her, not understanding.

'Don't you see?' she said, sniffing. 'We're both Ashkenazi.'

Pierre lifted his shoulders slightly, helpless.

'Eastern European Jews,' said Shari. 'We had to go for counseling.'

Pierre didn't really know much about Judaism, although there were lots of English-speaking Jews in Montreal. 'Yes?'

'For Tay-Sachs,' said Shari, sounding almost angry that it had to be spelled out.

'Oh,' said Pierre very softly, understanding at last. Tay-Sachs was a genetic disease that resulted in a failure to produce the enzyme hexosaminidase-A, which... caused a tiny substance to accumulate in the nerve cells of the brain... It was almost exclusively found among Jews of Eastern European extraction. Four percent of American Jews descended from there carried the gene... " [More here. Also, other refs. in novel to Shari, but not to her ethnicity.]

Ashkenazi Judaism Solomon's Row 2075 Baker, Virginia. "Rachel's Wedding " in Writers of the Future: Volume V (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1989); pg. 83. "He was no more than seventeen, the boy. His people had been Ashkenazi, certainly--nothing else could account for the hair, so blond, and the Nordic lines of his face...

'Rebbe Poul,' Jacob said. He saw the boy's eyes, that they were very blue, like most of the Ashkenazi boys he had known--but too intensely focused. " [Many other refs., not in DB.]

Assassins galaxy 2269 Dvorkin, David. The Trellisane Confrontation (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (1984); pg. 15. "'Appearances and your prejudices have deceived you, Mr. Scott. One of the Earthmen is Hander Morl, a brilliant organizer and rabble rouser. The other two are his bodyguards, and although you may consider them unprepossessing, they are both members of the ancient cult of Assassins, able to kill quickly with every weapon known to civilization or with no weapons at all...' " [It is not clear that the 'Assassins' cult referred to here is the traditional Hashasheen. Other refs., not in DB, e.g., pg. 38, 98, 113, 137.]
Assassins Middle East 1366 C.E. Dickson, Gordon R. The Dragon and the Djinn. New York: Ace Books (1996); pg. 200. "'...The route lies through the mountains, which are now dangerous because of a nest of Assassins that have flourished there in the Kasr al-Abiyadh, or the White Palace, in the last few year.'

'Assassins?' asked Jim, beating Brian to the question by second.

'Yes,' said abu al-Qusayr,' at least they claim to be Hashasheen; and I would not risk doubting it. They are not, of course, of the original Assassins, which began with Hassan ibn al-Sabbah, who was the first 'Old Man of the Mountain.' He seized the castle of Alamut, in a valley near Kazvin, nearly three hundred years ago; and Alamut was their headquarters for many years, until the Mongols took them, one by one. Finally, Alamut itself fell to the Mongols; and the last of the Assassins' castles in Syra, Kahf, was conquered less than a hundred years ago...' "

Assassins Middle East 1366 C.E. Dickson, Gordon R. The Dragon and the Djinn. New York: Ace Books (1996); pg. 200. "'...But still the brotherhood crops up from time to time. I do not know the name of the ones who calls himself Grandmaster of this group in the mountains you will be passing through; but he was a Sufi, one of the Orthodox who worship Allah, but in their own strange ways. He felt called upon to become an Isma'ili and joined those Isma'ilis who are Hashasheen, or Assassins, as you would say. but the caravan itself will be armed and ready; and if you stay with the caravan, your chances should be good of getting to Palmyra.' " [Other refs. to Hashasheen/Assassins, not in DB, incl. pg. 208, 213, 226-227, 232, etc. The Assassins are one of the primary cultural groups featured in the novel.]
Assassins world 1090 C.E. Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 204. Pg. 204: "More than a century of religious and civil warfare followed, and by 4760 A.M. [760 A.D.] the Shiites themselves had split and given birth to a subsect known as the Ismailis, or Ishmaelians. It was out of this group that Hassan I Sabbah formed the Order of the Assassins in 5090 A.M. [1090 A.D.] "; Pg. 206: "...when the whole Middle East was overrun by hordes of Mongols, who came from so far away that they had not been infiltrated. It took several centuries for the Hashishim to make a comeback as the nonviolent Ishmaelian movement of today, under the leadership of the Aga Khan. " [Other refs. not in DB.]
Assassins world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 11. "According to Daraul's History of Secret Societies, the Illuminati were based on two medieval Arabian secret societies, the Roshinaya and the Assassins. "
Assemblies of God Pennsylvania 1960 Wilson, Robert Charles. Gypsies. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 120. "'I met Willis through the church.'

'It was a little Assembly of God church, what I guess nowadays they would call fundamentalist. To us it was just church. Willis was very serious about it. He went to all the functions. I was there every Sunday but I didn't do any work or go to the meetings much. There was a Youth Group that met in the basement and I went there sometimes. Willis was always there. He knew me from Group for most of a year before he worked up the nerve to ask me out. Maybe that seems strange, but in was different in those days. People didn't just, you know, jump into bed. There was a courtship, there was dating. But pretty soon we started going together. And I liked him well enough to eventually marry him...' " [More about these characters, not in DB. There are some Christian references associated with them, in which 'Assemblies of God' is not mentioned by name, listed under 'Christianity' in DB.]

Assemblies of God Pennsylvania 1989 Wilson, Robert Charles. Gypsies. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 121. "'I didn't know to see a doctor or anything. I just thought you waited. And it would happen or it would not a God preferred. We went to an Assembly church there and one time I asked the pastor about it, privately. Well, he turned so red he could hardly talk. A young man. 'God willing,' he said--he used those words. 'Pray,' he told me.

'So I prayed. but nothing happened.

'I didn't know about fertility or about how it worked...' "

Assemblies of God Pennsylvania 1989 Wilson, Robert Charles. Gypsies. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 122. Pg. 122: "Ben seemed very serious about the church. I don't know if it was ever honest conviction, however, or just the urge to fit in. Sometimes at church I would see him a pew or three in front of me, standing there with the hymnal in his hand, not really singing but just mouthing the words... "; Pg. 123: "The pastor of our church took charge of the three children. There was a county orphanage two towns away but it had a very bad reputation--and these weren't registered children; they had no birth or baptismal certificates... Well, the pastor thought of us... I knew I wanted kids and that I couldn't have any. Maybe the pastor or some of the deacons leaned on him. Anyway, he agreed. He brought you three home. " [More.]
Assemblies of God Pennsylvania 1989 Wilson, Robert Charles. Gypsies. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 125. "'Well . . . I doubt that you'll be able to find anybody who can help. Most of that Assembly congregation must be scattered by now. The mill closed down years ago. A few of the men knew what happened that night when you three were taken from Ben and his wife. But they never seemed liable to talk about it. In a town of gossips, that is one thing people kept to themselves...' "
Assemblies of God Pennsylvania 1989 Wilson, Robert Charles. Gypsies. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 130. "We took them for DPs because of their accent and all. Reverend Dahlquist told them there was a Greek Orthodox church downtown in Burleigh--he thought that must be more along their line. But they said no, the Assembly was what they wanted. They were friendly and they joined the church and they tried to fit in, and after a while nobody thought much about it.

Not until that night. " [Other refs. to Rev. Dahlquist and the Assembly of God church, pg. 130-134. All refs. to Assemblies of God by name are in DB.]

Assemblies of God world 1998 Disch, Thomas M. The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000; c. 1998); pg. 150. "Although there is no denying (except by Scientologists) that the organization's history is one long cascade of scandals, the law has been loath to deny Scientology the polite inattention that it traditionally affords to all but the most egregious of religious con men, such as Jim and Tammy Bakker [who are Assemblies of God preachers]. Indeed, much of Scientology's bad reputation [sic] derives from behavior that is common practice among religious zealots. It was Christ who commended his followers to leave their families and follow him, and Jim and Tammy have not been alone in going after not just the widow's mite but the deed to her house as well. "
Assiniboine USA 1992 Simmons, Dan. "Sleeping with Teeth Women " in Lovedeath. New York: Warner Books (1993); pg. 123. "And while the Blackfeet were busy slaughtering the River Crows, the Assiniboins, the Grosventre, the Crees... "
Assyrian California: Gateway City 1997 Byrne, John. Wonder Woman: Gods and Goddesses. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing (1997); pg. 56. "...Gateway City Museum of Antiquities... a graduate student working part time in the Assyrian Antiquities department... "
Assyrian Colorado 2049 Knight, Damon. A For Anything. New York: Tor (1990; 1959); pg. 38. "The exercise boys were taking out the Arabs and thoroughbreds, gray coat and brown, proud Assyrian heads tugging at the bridles. "
Assyrian Europe 1990 Byatt, A.S. Possession. New York: Random House (1991; c. 1990); pg. 267. "Of this kind is the Assyro-Babylonian myth of Ti'amat, or the myth of Tiresias... "
Assyrian France: Paris 1738 Suskind, Patrick. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. New York: Alfred A. Knopf (1986; c. 1985); pg. 55. -
Assyrian galaxy 2100 Le Guin, Ursula K. "Nine Lives " in Nebula Award Stories Five (James Blish, ed.) New York: Pocket Books (1972; 1st ed. 1970; story c. 1969); pg. 56. "Radvid signals cluttered the communicator which Martin was operating, faded, returned as face and voice. The face filled the screen, the nose of an Assyrian king, the eyes of a samurai, skin bronze, eyes the color of iron... "
Assyrian Roman Empire 500 C.E. Garfinkle, Richard. Celestial Matters. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 137. "I turned to Yellow Hare. 'Do you speak Hindi?'

She nodded.

'Pharsi? Etruscan? Egyptian? Phoenician? 'Ebreu?' I ran through the dozen languages Ramonojon and I shared in common, finally finding out that she did not speak Assyrian. That was a relief; otherwise I'd have to talk to Ramonojon in the 'Unan dialect of the Middle Kingdom. "

Assyrian Tarot 2077 Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 183. "'Of course. I will start at the beginning. There is an Assyrian legend of Eve and the Serpent: Cain was the child of Eve and the Serpent of Wisdom, not of Adam. It was necessary that he shed his brother's blood, so that God would hear the children of Eve.' "
Assyrian USA 1999 Willis, Connie. "Inn " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 88. "The Bible dictionary had a set of maps at the back. Early Israelite Settlements in Canaan, The Assyrian Empire, the Wanderings of the Israelites in the Wilderness. "
Assyrian Utah: Salt Lake City 1881 Turtledove, Harry. How Few Remain. New York: Ballantine (1997); pg. 167. "...Lincoln was moved to quote Byron:

'The Assyrian came down like a wolf on the fold,
And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold;
And the sheen of their spears was like stars on the sea,
When the blue wave rolls nightly on deep Galilee.'

Assyrian world -1500 B.C.E. Anthony, Piers. Faith of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (10th printing 1986; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 21. "Therion [the demon] remarked... 'The Sumerians, Accadians, Assyrians, Babylonians and the like had well-developed religious mythologies from which the Hebrews plagiarized freely...' "
Assyrian world -1445 B.C.E. Vidal, Gore. Creation. New York: Random House (1981); pg. 52. "A thousand years ago the original Aryans swept down from the north and enslaved what we still refer to as the black-haired people, the original inhabitants of Assyria and Babylonia. Now, as Medusa and Persians, the tribesmen are civilized and our clan leader is the Great King. "
Assyrian world -720 B.C.E. Anderson, Glenn L. The Millennium File. Bountiful, Utah: Horizon Publishers (1986); pg. 27. "In approximately 720 BC., during the seventh year of the reign of Hoshea, king of Israel, the Asyrians overran Samaria. Then they swarmed into northern Israel to complete their conquest. In the process they captured ten of Israel's twelve tribes and carried them away slaves toward the north. And there, recorded history made an end of the subject. "
Assyrian world -200 B.C.E. Anthony, Piers. Vision of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (1985; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 150. "'The Samaritans were mixed people from many eastern lands, settled in Israel by the Assyrians after the Israelites were carried away...' "

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