Continuing in our series on THE HUNT, in this post we will take a deep look at NIMROD, THE KING OF BABYLON and Builder of the TOWER.
When God first got a hold of me and began to teach me HIS WORD, he showed me that everything goes back to NIMROD.  At that time, I had never even heard of NIMROD.  Now we have so much more knowledge available to us.  THE ROOT, is all that matters.  That is what GOD told me.  If you want to know whether anything is something you should be involved with…FIND THE ROOT.  Everything else is a lie, a cover up, a mask, a DECEIT!  NIMROD is the ROOT of ALL Rebellion, ALL False Religion.  BUT, where did Nimrod get HIS POWER??


And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan. And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtecha: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan. And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah, And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city. And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim, And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came Philistim,) and Caphtorim.
Genesis 10:6-14  Mighty Hunter before the Lord
tsah’-yid   (the word HUNTER used in this scripture)
From a form of H6679 and meaning the same; the chase; also game (thus taken); (generally) lunch (especially for a journey): – X catcheth, food, X hunter, (that which he took in) hunting, venison, victuals.
The Genesis 6 Conspiracy

Was Nimrod human or a Nephilim? Genesis 10 provides us precious few details stating Nimrod was considered a mighty hunter, a mighty warrior, and/or a mighty one before God.

GEN 10.8 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. GEN 10.9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD. GEN 10.10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel,

Many historians, Orientalists, Armenian legends and other legends recorded Nimrod as a giant, but Masonic critics labeled this description a gross exaggeration, concluding that Nimrod was of great physical stature and presence, but was not a Nephilim.

Masonic history teems with anecdotes regarding the mysterious Nimrod: the Cook Poem and “The Tower Of Babel” recorded Nimrod as a mighty man, strong like a giant, while “The Legend Of Nimrod” and the “Legend Of The Craft” documented Nimrod as a mighty leader (king). Similarly, Hebrew legends, Nimrod possessed unconquerable strength, for he was the greatest of hunters and warriors.

Taking the biblical account back to Hebrew helps in understanding. First, Nimrod “began” to be a mighty one in the earth: in this application of Hebrew “chalal” means to profaneand to break your word when Nimrod for some reason became a “mighty one”. So something mysterious happened to make Nimrod like a mighty one.

“Mighty One, Hunter, and/or Warrior” derives from Hebrew gibbowr and/or Gibborim (im: ones) meaning powerful warrior, tyrant; champion, mighty (man, one), strong (man), valiant man and can include or be a giant/Nephilim(as in Gen 6).

Giant in Gen 6 derives from Hebrew “nphiyl” meaning giant tyrant: Nephilim ,while the root NPL translates as fallen ones.

They were the “Mighty Ones Of Old” and “Men of Renown”: mighty ones derive from Giborrim: mighty warriors/hunters/tyrants with “renown” deriving from “shem” meaning a title of fame, glory, and authority; commonly known as an “Ancient Hero” defined by Webster’s as the offspring of the gods and a human, just as Nephilim were offspring of angels and human females.

Hence, Gibborim accurately describes Nimrod Gibborim; a “potentates and tyrants,” as defined by its ancient Hebrew application employed in Ezekiel 32:12 & 21.

The key, however, is that Gibborim does not necessarily define itself as being derived from the posterity of angels, nor being Nephilim. The differentiation, then, is simply this: Nephilim can be described as Gibborim quite accurately, but Gibborim were not necessarily Nephilim and could simply be powerful, human potentates as I believe Nimrod was.

This explains Nimrod being born from Cush, and thus human, just as Nimrod was recorded in the Table Of Nations in Genesis and 1 Chron, but at some point began to be like a Nephilim..

Let us now look at the “Book Of Jasher” as a possible explanation as to how Nimrod could somehow transform or act and be much like a giant via the mysterious garments Adam and Eve Nimrod received from Cush at age 20:

“24. And the garments of skin which God made for Adam and his wife, when they went out of the garden, were given to Cush.
25. For after the death of Adam and his wife, the garments were given to Enoch, the son of Jared, and when Enoch was taken up to God, he gave them to Methuselah, his son.
26. And at the death of Methuselah, Noah took them and brought them to the ark, and they were with him until he went out of the ark.
27. And in their going out, Ham stole those garments from Noah his father, and he took them and hid them from his brothers.
28. And when Ham begat his first born Cush, he gave him the garments in secret, and they were with Cush many days.
29. And Cush also concealed them from his sons and brothers, and when Cush had begotten Nimrod, he gave him those garments through his love for him, and Nimrod grew up, and when he was twenty years old he put on those garments.
30. And Nimrod became strong when he put on the garments, and God gave him might and strength, and he was a mighty hunter in the earth, yea, he was a mighty hunter in the field, and he hunted the animals and he built altars, and he offered upon them the animals before the Lord.
31. And Nimrod strengthened himself, and he rose up from amongst his brethren, and he fought the battles of his brethren against all their enemies round about. 32.” Chapter 7:24-31

Whether or not Jasher explains how Nimrod changed to become gibborim or not, something mysterious happened to Nimrod to act like a Nephilim.


I believe that NIMROD was offered the same kind of offer that the Devil made to JESUS.  I believe he made a pact with the Devil and the Devil entered his body and he became SUPERHUMAN, and SUPER EVIL.  The TRUE ROOT of ALL EVIL is Satan.  AND anyone can be turned into a monster, if they let the devil in.  


Nimrod by Yitzhak Danziger
Now it was Nimrod who excited them to such an affront and contempt of God. (So we see that the spirit of nimrod has been very active on the earth in our modern times.) He was the grandson of Ham, the son of Noah, a bold man, and of great strength of hand. He persuaded them not to ascribe it to God, as if it were through his means they were happy, (Isn’t that what the people are claiming?  That Satan is the source of happiness and good things and God is just an evil tyrant.) but to believe that it was their own courage which procured that happiness (another lie that is popular today, you can do it, you have the power, you can be god). He also gradually changed the government into tyranny (well, well, well, sounding more familiar with every word.), seeing no other way of turning men from the fear of God, but to bring them into a constant dependence on his power. He also said he would be revenged on God, if he should have a mind to drown the world again; for that he would build a tower too high for the waters to reach. And that he would avenge himself on God for destroying their forefathers.
Now the multitude were very ready to follow the determination of Nimrod, and to esteem it a piece of cowardice to submit to God; (That is where we are today.  Anyone who believes in GOD and the Bible is a fool who needs a crutch, according to the worldly wise.) and they built a tower, neither sparing any pains, nor being in any degree negligent about the work: and, by reason of the multitude of hands employed in it, it grew very high, sooner than any one could expect; but the thickness of it was so great, and it was so strongly built, that thereby its great height seemed, upon the view, to be less than it really was. It was built of burnt brick, cemented together with mortar, made of bitumen, that it might not be liable to admit water. When God saw that they acted so madly, he did not resolve to destroy them utterly, since they were not grown wiser by the destruction of the former sinners; but he caused a tumult among them, by producing in them diverse languages, and causing that, through the multitude of those languages, they should not be able to understand one another. The place wherein they built the tower is now called Babylon, because of the confusion of that language which they readily understood before; for the Hebrews mean by the word Babel, confusion …
An early Arabic work known as Kitab al-Magall or the Book of Rolls (part of Clementine literature) states that Nimrod built the towns of Hadāniūn, Ellasar, Seleucia, Ctesiphon, Rūhīn, Atrapatene, Telalān, and others, that he began his reign as king over earth when Reu was 163, and that he reigned for 69 years, building Nisibis, Raha (Edessa) and Harran when Peleg was 50. It further adds that Nimrod “saw in the sky a piece of black cloth and a crown.” He called upon Sasan the weaver and commanded him to make him a crown like it, which he set jewels on and wore. He was allegedly the first king to wear a crown.For this reason people who knew nothing about it, said that a crown came down to him from heaven.” Later, the book describes how Nimrod established fire worship and idolatry, then received instruction in divination for three years from Bouniter, the fourth son of Noah.[10]

Pirke De-Rabbi Eliezer (c. 833) relates the Jewish traditions that Nimrod inherited the garments of Adam and Eve from his father Cush, and that these made him invincible. Nimrod’s party then defeated the Japhethites to assume universal rulership. Later, Esau (grandson of Abraham), ambushed, beheaded, and robbed Nimrod. These stories later reappear in other sources including the 16th century Sefer haYashar, which adds that Nimrod had a son named Mardon who was even more wicked.

In the Hungarian legend of the Enchanted Stag (more commonly known as the White Stag [Fehér Szarvas] or Silver Stag), King Nimród (aka Ménrót and often described as “Nimród the Giant” or “the giant Nimród”, descendant of one of Noah’s “most wicked” sons, Kam (references abound in traditions, legends, several religions and historical sources to persons and nations bearing the name of Kam or Kám, and overwhelmingly, the connotations are negative), is the first person referred to as forefather of the Hungarians. He, along with his entire nation, is also the giant responsible for the building of the Tower of Babelconstruction of which was supposedly started by him 201 years after the event of the Great Flood (see biblical story of Noah’s Ark). After the catastrophic failure (through God’s will) of that most ambitious endeavour and in the midst of the ensuing linguistic cacophony, Nimród the giant moved to the land of Evilát, where his wife, Enéh gave birth to twin brothers Hunor and Magyar (aka Magor). Father and sons were, all three of them, prodigious hunters, but Nimród especially is the archetypal, consummate, legendary hunter and archer. Both the Huns’ and Magyars’ historically attested skill with the recurve bow and arrow are attributed to Nimród. (Simon Kézai, personal “court priest” of King Ladislaus the Cuman, in his Gesta Hungarorum, 1282-85. This tradition can also be found in over twenty other medieval Hungarian chronicles, as well as a German one, according to Dr Antal Endrey in an article published in 1979).


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Hungarian Mythology – The Legend of the Wondrous Stag

After The Flood

A long, long time ago across the vast plains of Asia there was once a mighty and powerful kingdom.  Around its northern borders stood a range of high mountains and in the south it was bounded by the sea. Two mighty rivers flowed down across the land from the northern mountains and made their way to the sea in the south irrigating the fertile plain that lay between the mountains and the sea.

The people who lived in this land between the mountains and the sea were wonderfully clever and were renowned for their art, science and wisdom.  They were a prosperous people in a fertile land of plenty and abundance. Originally they had come from the northern mountains to settle the fertile plain after the Great Flood and they created a new kingdom.


Their king was a giant called Nimrod. He was a mighty hunter who was a descendant of Noah.  Nimrod ordered the construction of many great buildings.  It was he who constructed the great pyramid that overlooked the city of Babylon.  This was to be as a place of refuge in the event of future floods and also to act as a temple.  It was called the Tower of Babel.

Construction of the Tower of Babel – ieter Brueghel the Elder (1526/1530–1569) – Public Domain Image

Nimrod was also a mighty warrior who built a great empire in north and eastern lands where he and his people moved into after the confusion of languages. They called their new home Evilath, which later became known as Persia (Iran).   Here, Nimrod married Eneth, his first wife, who bore him twin sons who he named Hunor and Magor. He later married other wives who bore him many children who went on to become founders of other lands.

Hunor and Magor

Nimrod doted on Hunor and Magor and he kept them close to him while they were growing up in his palace.  As they grew older and stronger he would love to take them hunting with him.

One day on a hunting expedition accompanied by Hunor and Magor and a hunting party, Nimrod gave chase to game that appeared before him and became separated from his son and the hunting party.

The two young men, with their entourage, although separated from their father continued to hunt, thinking he would return to them later. As they continued they came across a wondrous white stag.  In some versions it is a horned hind.

The Chase

HUnor and Magor Hunt the White Stag – Public Domain Image

In awe of the creature they gave chase and were led over many glades and meadows westwards.    As dusk fell they lost it so they decided to make camp and await the morning.

At dawn the stag reappeared and again they gave chase but could not catch it.  It led them further and further a field and out of their own land but still they continued the chase. It lead them over strange and foreign lands and over the mountains of Adjem in western Iran and through wild places and the dangerous swamps of Meotis, believed to be the Sea of Azov.

A New Land

At last they found themselves in a most beautiful country that was fertile with abundant game.   Still they followed the stag which led them to a lake which it leaped into and was never seen again.  The land was surrounded on three sides by sea and on one side a swamp which connected it to the mainland making a natural barrier. There were abundant game birds and animals and the waters around were plentiful of fish.  The new land was situated on the frontier of Persia.

They Return Home

Hunor and Magor are disappointed they lost the hind but decide to return home. When they arrive they ask their father, Nimrod, to build a temple for them in the new land they had found so that they could return and prepare and contemplate on their coming into manhood.

A Great Teacher

Nimrod consents and the twins return and live in the temple for five years.  During the sixth year they were preparing to return home when they were visited by a great teacher who taught them the ways of being a great king.

Hunor and Magor, with their men, then explored the surrounding lands.  As dusk fell they decided to make camp and rest until morning.   At dawn they were awoken by the most beautiful music they had ever heard.

The Alan Princesses

Following the sound of the music back to its source they discovered a group of young maidens who were singing and dancing to celebrate their festival of the horn.  The maidens were daughters of the Alan people and they were led by two beautiful princesses whose father was King Dula.  Hunor and Magor fell in love with the two princesses.  They kidnapped them and married them and married the rest of the maidens to their men, as was their custom.

The Hungarian Nation

In the lake was a great island which was very well protected and on which they all settled on The land bordered their father’s country to the north and east and stretched from the Black Sea to the city of Samarkand in Central Asia.  From the descendants of Hunor and his wife came the Hun nation and from the descendants of Magor came the Magyar nation.  In legend it is believed that from the union of the three nations of Hun, Magor and the Alans came the great Hungarian nation.

In Search of Hunor and Magor

Harnik, Eva.The World & I; Washington Vol. 19, Iss. 2,  (Feb 2004): 105-113.



Onee upon a time, so the legend Plsays, two sons of Nimrod pur\/sued a white stag with golden antlers that led them farther and farther away from their great ancestral homeland into the marshlands of the Maeotis Sea. The deer disappeared forever, but brothers Hunor and Magor found the secluded northeast border of the Black Sea to be fertile, plentiful of game and fish, and good for grazing. They settled here, abducted princely wives in the best Asian tradition, and fathered multitudinous offspring who became known as the Huns and the Magyars.

Since all people like to know where they come from, so, too, have Hungarians been searching for their ancestral roots. History and legend have blended together inseparably; the saga of the wondrous stag, Noah’s grandson Nimrod, and Nimrod’s sons Hunor and Magor became absorbed into the nation’s heritage.

The Magyars were part of a great migration of diverse people who came to Europe from the steppes of Asia. In mythology, the stag was both male and female, an androgynous symbol of the westward migrating peoples. In Hungarian and central European folklore, it became the ultimate protector against later barbarian invasion.

I was reminded of the lovely story of the miracle stag during a recent visit to Transdanubia, the western part of Hungary where gently rolling hills rise among golden fields of wheat and corn. On the facade of the Petofi Theater in Veszprem I saw a beautiful relief depicting Hunor, Magor, and the golden antlered stag. The pagan Magyar tribes settled Veszprem after their conquest of their new homeland in A.D. 895; later, after the nation converted to Christianity under Prince Geza and his…


Nimrod Nimrud Menrot Menmarot Orion

Nimród (somtimes Nimrud, Méróth or Ménmarót) was the great ruler of ancient Mesopotamia. The first king of the world, mighty hunter before the Lord. One day, his two sons, Hunor and Magor went hunting. They saw a great white stag which they pursued. The stag continuously eluded them and led them to a beautiful and bountiful land. This vast land was Scythia, where Hunor and Magor eventually settled with their people.

The descendants of Hunor’s people were the Huns, and the descendants of Magor’s people were the Magyars. As they grew in strength and numbers, first the Huns, and then the Magyars went on to seek out new lands.

This story not only symbolizes the close ethnic relationship between the Huns and the Magyars, it is also a clear reference to their Sumerian and Scythian origins. The stag has also been an important symbol in the Sumerian and Scythian cultures.

The mythical story of the Wonder stag illustrates how myths and legends are based on historical facts as the archeological and ethno-linguistic evidence supports the Sumerian-Scythian-Hun-Magyar relationship which is told by this story in ancient traditional mythological form.

Just as in Sumerian and Scythian myhtology, in Hungarian mythology, the stag is also seen as a mystical being with magical powers and whose role was to indicate the will of god and to guide the Hungarians accordingly.

So, we see that NIMROD became empowered by demonic forces.  Through those same forces he turned the people against GOD, and convinced them that they could do whatever they wanted on their own.  He was worshiped and introduced idolatry and multiple gods.  He establish sun worship/fire worship but most of all he establish THE HUNT. 

This next MIGHTY HUNTER we will look at is an Assyrian King, also known as “King of the WORLD”.  And we see that he has continued in the way of Nimrod. 

About a decade ago, the British Museum’s downstairs Assyrian gallery closed to the general public for “access” reasons and this is the first time since then that its remarkable pieces have been brought together, with some loans from other museums.

Ashurbanipal, king of the world, ruled an empire in seventh century BC that stretched from Egypt to Iran, with its heartland in Ninevah — the city that Jonah was sent to, before the unfortunate episode with the whale — in modern Iraq.

 The huge reliefs of lion hunts, symbolic as much as real, and of crowded battle scenes are dazzling — stylised but rich in detail and minutely observed. Some are as busy as cartoon strips; others, especially close depictions of lions are beautiful and sophisticated. Originally, they were colourful; a couple of reliefs are digitally coloured here to suggest their original appearance. They may have been designed for propaganda purposes, showing the king symbolically destroying the forces of chaos, but they also showed actual events: the hunts where a boy would release beasts from cages into the royal parkland, to be killed by the king before his nobles.

Except in this case, the impassive king is Ashurbanipal, and he has a stylus, a writing instrument, tucked into his belt. So he’s not just king of the world and the gods’ vicar on earth; he’s also a man of learning who could hold his own with astrologers, sages and magicians. Magic was an important element of the culture of the court. Among the extraordinary displays here is an impressive cabinet of cuneiform tablets which were part of his great library. It contained works of literature, soothsaying and magic, ranging from large tablets to tinies.

Granite sphinx of Taharqo, Kawa, Sudan, c. 680 BC (The Trustees of the British Museum)

This exhibition represents several aspects of Ashurbanipal. There’s the bombastic propaganda about his conquests in Egypt or Babylon, but there’s also his letter to his father on a tiny tablet in his cuneiform script written when he was 13, to show off his writing. There’s another letter from his brother, telling him how he was going to take out Ashurbanipal’s army with one brilliant move, as in the draughts-like game they used to play as boys — and here we have that very game displayed.

Underlying the bombast, there was the reality of power politics: Ashurbanipal was appointed king over his older brother, just as his father had been — and the brother, the token king of Babylonia, didn’t take it well. The letters across the family bring the dynamics to life.

We get to see how Ashurbanipal like his grandfather, Sennacherib, kept control of his empireit was criss-crossed by roads with a courier service to take the king’s messages — and we have a tiny sample letter, inside a little clay envelope. But there are also accounts of the king’s wars against hostile neighbours, including the Kushite Egyptian pharaoh Taharqa — depicted here as a sphinx.

The very names are evocative to anyone familiar with the Old Testament: the Elamites, the Babylonians and the Kushites. Few children now learn this, so the effect of these great artefacts is less overwhelming than for the Victorians who first encountered them in the 1840s: there’s a nice postscript about their reception in London. 

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Lion Hunt of Ashurbanipal

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Relief with Ashurbanipal killing a lion, c. 645–635 BC

The king shoots arrows from his chariot, while huntsmen fend off a lion behind

The royal Lion Hunt of Ashurbanipal is shown on a famous group of Assyrian palace reliefs from the North Palace of Nineveh t

May 8, 2009
View the entire Assyrian Lion Hunt from the British Museum collection. See these amazing panels showing the slaughter of powerful lions by King Ashurbanipal. In ancient Assyria also, lion-hunting was a sport reserved for kings. These hunts were symbolic of the ruling monarchs duty to protect and fight for his people. Reliefs found in a former palace in Nineveh dating from about 645 BC in the British Museum in London show King Ashurbanipal hunting lions.

Assyrian warrior king Ashurbanipal rides into London with treasures in tow

Votive helmet© History Museum of Armenia, Yerevan

Ivory plaque from Nimrud of a lioness mauling a man (900-BC700BC),
which is made from ivory, gold, cornelian and lapis lazuli

© The Trustees of the British Museum

The last successful ruler of the Neo-Assyrian empire (911-609BC), Ashurbanipal was a ferocious and cruel warrior. Under his rule, the empire reached its greatest geographical extent: from Iran in the east to Palestine in the west, and from Egypt to what is now Turkeyto the north. 

‘Some of the most appalling images ever created’ – I Am Ashurbanipal review

Whether wrestling lions or skinning prisoners alive, the Assyrian king ran a murderously efficient empire. This is the art of war – and it’s terrifying

They fought lions, to prove their superhuman virility’ … Ashurbanipal in combat. Photographs:The British Museum/PA

You have to hand it to the ancient Assyrians – they were honest. Their artistic propaganda relishes every detail of torture, massacre, battlefield executions and human displacement that made Assyria the dominant power of the Middle East from about 900 to 612BC. Assyrian art contains some of the most appalling images ever created. In one scene, tongues are being ripped from the mouths of prisoners. That will mute their screams when, in the next stage of their torture, they are flayed alive. In another relief a surrendering general is about to be beheaded and in a third prisoners have to grind their fathers’ bones before being executed in the streets of Nineveh.

These and many more episodes of calculated cruelty can be seen carved in gypsum in the British Museum’s blockbuster recreation of Assyria’s might. Assyrian art makes up in tough energy what it lacks in human tenderness. It is an art of war – all muscle, movement, impact. People and animals are portrayed as fierce cartoons of merciless force.

‘Celebrating the blood-sport of the king’ … Ashurbanipal on a hunt. Photograph: Matt Dunham/AP

Yet behind the conquests these eye-blistering reliefs depict, lay an intricate system of bureaucracy and a passion for logistics. I Am Ashurbanipal is a portrait of the banality of empire. Just as Hannah Arendt argued that the Holocaust was perpetrated by characterless paper-pushers, not flamboyant sadists, so we find here that Assyrian atrocities – including the forced resettlement of thousands of Israelites – were not the product of random mayhem but diligent organisation.

One was hunting. In stone relief after stone relief, the blood-sport of the king is celebrated. Unusually, Ashurbanipal and his family didn’t hunt harmless deer or lumbering wild boars. They fought lions, to prove their superhuman virility and capacity to subdue the savage.Lions, portrayed with great observational accuracy, are shown being shot at close range with arrows or speared in the neck, their bodies carried aloft by servants. It’s a more equal battle than some the Assyrians conducted against human enemies and fought, it seems, with more respect. Lions rear up against their attackers and try to face down men on horseback. There’s a study of a dying lion gushing blood.

Ashurbanipal, shown with cuneiform inscription. Photograph: The Trustees of the British Museum

Ashurbanipal had what it took to fight lions but it was his administrative abilities that made him a successful crusher and smiter of peoples. He was served by eunuchs whose freedom from family ambition was thought to make them ideal civil servants. A portrait that may be of a bureaucratic eunuch shows him with a chubby face and no beard – for facial hair was phallic. That phallic symbolism explains the huge square beard worn by Ashurbanipal himself. Cuneiform, the world’s oldest form of writing, already almost 2,000 years old, was as crucial as siege machines to the sinews of power. Letters, negotiations and commands were transported down the king’s roads to organise a huge human system.

This excellent organisation, it seems from this detailed delve into history, was the true originality of the Assyrian Empire. It was precociously modern in its organisational rigour. Ashurbanipal was not a romantic conqueror like Alexander the Great or Daenerys Targaryen. He was the CEO of a ruthless global enterprise.Perhaps it is weirdly fitting that the exhibition is sponsored with much fanfare by BP. The controversial oil company is part of the relentless machinery of the modern world that exploits nature even faster than Ashurbanipal killed lions.

What’s it all for? Human history, including that of our own times, looks pretty brutal in this exhibition. One of the palace reliefs portrays people defeated by the Assyrians being forced by Ashurbanipal’s soldiers to migrate to land where their labour will profit the empire. Scenes like this are both fascinating and utterly crushing to the human spirit. The efficient brutality of the Assyrians looks like a sterile enterprise that existed only, at least as far as this exhibition goes, for the glory and luxury of the monarch. Once Ashurbanipal was dead, his empire fell apart. A wall-filling film of a city in flames is meant to suggest the burning of Nineveh in 612BC and the apocalyptic end of Assyrian power.

‘A glimpse of hope’ … stone tablets from the library of Ashurbanipal. Photograph: Matt Dunham/AP

Yet in this futile cycle of rising and falling empires one glimpse of hope gives the exhibition warmth. It is a wall of illuminated cuneiform tablets, their spiky scripts full of words that only specialists can read but whose human weight anyone can feel. These clay tablets come from the great library Ashurbanipal created in Nineveh. It was his enduring contribution to civilisation. The library was fired in the destruction of Nineveh at the end of the seventh century BC, but clay tablets don’t burn. They were hardened and preserved by the heat.

They include the text of the Epic of Gilgamesh. Collected by Ashurbanipal and excavated from his library, this is the best-preserved copy of the world’s earliest literary masterpiece. It’s still a basis for modern translations. Ashurbanipal may have been a murderous bureaucrat but he was also a benefactor of civilisation. In the relentless cycles of history, that urge to preserve and remember is what raises us out of the dust.

SO, we see ROYAL HUNT is about much more than killing animals for food or fun.  There is a very dark force behind it. 
We also know that people were eating meat long before THE HUNT was established.   
We know that GOD gave mankind animals as food.  ONLY certain animals, and GOD ordained that those animals should be treated humanely and killed in the most painless manner possible, by the slicing of their necks. 
WE are not animals.  We are not to behave like animals.  We do not have the right to take human life.  WE are NEVER to eat human flesh.  We are not to drink blood, not even the blood of animals.  Nor are we to eat any part of an animal with the blood in it.  So, that means we are not to eat raw animal parts, especially the heart.