Enlil-bani

Enlil-bani

Ancient Assyria elected “Substitute Kings” during eclipses to protect the king from a prophecy of death. Once, the real king died during this period while eating porridge, so his substitute, Enlil-bani, formerly a random gardener, stayed king for 24 years.

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