Bau was a healing and protection goddess who lived around 2,500 BCE. She was said to be the daughter of the sky god An and the god of the south wind, named Ninurta. Her temples contained an area known as “The Kennel” where sick and injured people were brought for healing. Murals in these temples show how Bau healed a sick person: by transforming them into either a dog or a wolf.
Wolf-shaped protection statues devoted to Bau bear the motto, “Don’t stop to think, bite!”
And thats just what she did. Bite. If a Sumerian patient could not be healed...
It was a sunny afternoon in the land of the wolves. I carefully examined the ground and noticed some elk tracks. Three weeks till I ate last. How much tracking before I can eat again. It wasn't like this before. I remember back when I could have whatever I needed.
"Sir your food is ready. Is there anything else you require?" Asks a very young servant boy of what looked to be fifteen. I shake my head and open the dish pleased with what I saw. It was my favorite casserole.
"Not that I can think of, please do be gone so I can eat in peace." I say waving away the boy before I begin...