Erra-imitti

Erra-imitti

Ancient Sumeria elected ‘Substitute Kings’ during eclipses to protect the king from a prophecy of death. Once a real king named ‘Erra-imitti’ suddenly died while eating hot porridge and his substitute, ‘Enlil-Bani’ formerly a random gardener, stayed king for 24 years.

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