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AKHKHARU: Egyptian Or Sumerian Word?


I recently discovered that some are questioning whether Akhkharu, is of Egyptian or Sumerian origin? I came across this comment by a Michelle Belanger, who seems to be widely known in some circles of the Occult world, which states the following:

“Having skimmed through the Simon text, I knew that it drew heavily upon Sumerian or Babylonian sources, so I tried finding the real meaning of the word “Akharu” (call me crazy, but I didn’t quite trust the scholarship or legitimacy of the Simon Necronomicon). I quickly learned that there were precious few Sumerian, Akkadian, or Babylonian dictionaries to be had much of anywhere, and the few texts I did track down that had something of a glossary (Poems of Heaven and Hell, for example), did not have “Akharu” in them.

Through the coincidental interaction of some research, I did find an ancient Egyptian word “Akhekhu” that I felt was too similar to “Akharu” to just ignore. A few Egyptian scholars I’ve read conjecture that Egypt inherited its language from Sumeria (a point I’m don’t precisely agree with – but I will admit that there was cultural and linguistic exchange between the two cultures). This added some weight to the notion that “Akharu” and “Akhekhu” might have the same root, or at least share some basic meaning in common. In the Budge translations (hardly the most reliable, but certainly the most widely accessible source on ancient Egyptian language), this is given as meaning “darkness” or an eponymously demonic being which stalks the darkness. It was also listed as a word for night.”

Readers can find more on this statement at this link:

It’s sad how some of the so-called leaders in the occult community have limited resources and cannot find or access the answers to words that are so dear to their traditions or whatever to want to call it.  The following, is taken from the Atlantean Necronomicon:

The book, Demonology and Devil-lore by Moncure Daniel Conway, informs us of the following, about the AKHKHARU, on pages 48-49, we read:

“There is another and much more formidable form in which the Hunger-demon appears in Demonology. The fondness for blood, so characteristic of supreme gods, was distributed as a special thirst through a large class of demons. In the legend of ISHTAR descending to Hades to seek some beloved one, she threatens if the door not be opened—

I will raise the dead to be devourers of the living! Upon the living shall the dead prey!

This menace shows that the Chaldean and Babylonian belief in the vampire, called Akhkharu in Assyrian, was fully developed at an early date.”

Why was this a problem for Michelle Belanger to find is beyond me. It is very clear in many older resources, which talk about the Chaldean Mysteries. The sad part about all of this is that these authors seem to have some level of influence, and maybe this is how the Simon Necronomicon became known as a hoax. People were relying on other people’s research and not doing the work on their own. Now imagine if someone took Michelle Belanger’s observation’s literally, and this knowledge spread to others. Things like this can make a lot of people think that an Assyrian word is Egyptian.