For thousands of years before our present era, epilepsy was associated with evil demons and also ghosts that roam in the home at night.
As I mentioned in my article, The Babylonians Diagnosed Epilepsy As Demon Possession, the Ancient Babylonians were the first people in history to study and document the various human neurological and psychiatric disorders, including epilepsy. They believed that epilepsy was the cause of a supernatural disorder due to an invasion of the body by evil demons or spirits or the anger of personal gods.
The Babylonian demon of epilepsy was said to be called Lugalurra (bēl-urri/Lugal-urri/Lugal-ugri/Lugal-arri) which means “Lord of the Roof.”
For example, tow lines from the the text reads, “If a man approaches a woman on the roof, the Lugal-arra will seize him,” or “If a man approaches a woman on the roof, the (demon) Lurker (rabisu) will strike him with a stroke.”
Since the Babylonians play a large role in years leading up to the formation of Christianity, it should be no surprise to you that we find that the Lord of the Roof in the New Testament has a parallel in the Gospel of Matthew with the epileptic boy healed by Jesus is said to be possessed by “the Son of the Roof” (bar ˀeggārâ, Matthew 17:15).
The Ante-Nicene Christian Library: The Apostolic fathers (1870) says the Syriac word Peshitta translated in § 1, 79 as “The son-of-the-roof,” a Syriac phrase said to mean a demon of lunacy. A word used in Arabic of the devil producing insanity.
The lines read in transcription of the Babylonian tablets have been interpreted by researchers from the Institute of Epileptology from King’s College, London, United Kingdom, and †Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
summa am ˇ elu anta ¯ subb ˇ u b ˆ el¯ uri ¯ …qat etimmi q ¯ at m¯ am¯ ˆıti…
eli-su iba ˇ sˇsi al ˇ u lemnu ireddi- ˆ sˇu´…
They are translated as:
“If a man has been suffering from antasubb ˇ u, b ˆ el¯ uri ¯ , qat etimmi ¯ or qat m¯ am¯ ˆıti, and an alu lemnu ˆ then begins to inflict him with ideas of persecution…”
The researchers stated that the word antasubb ˇ u,ˆ is a understood to mean “the falling disease,” or what we call epilepsy characterized by major seizures. The term bel¯ uri – means literally “the lord of the roof.” It was this demon that supposedly caused epilepsy by lurking on the roof of a house.
The word qat etimmi ¯ means “the hand (power or influence) of a ghost.” The words alu lemnu ˆ translate, nonspecifically, to “evil demon.”
It is interesting that the Babylonians had said that epilepsy was caused by a demon and specifically, a demon called the Lord of the Roof who they thought actually “lurked on the roof of a house.”
Why the Lord of the Roof and why did they think this demon had resided on the roofs of their homes?
In my own experiences in dealing with the supernatural, modern science and “things that can possibly lurk on the rood on our modern homes,” I have met with a supernatural entity/organism that is intelligent, parasitical, and adversarial to humans to the point that it seeks to maim, eat and kill them.
Like the mythical Kronos, the real-life devourer of children…
This organism is the oldest living entity on earth. We know it as Mold in English and Fungus in Latin.
An evil demon like entity that lives on the roofs of houses and inside the walls and in the basement wreaking complete havoc and mayhem on the occupants of that same sid house unbeknownst to them until often, it is too late.
Here is some supporting evidence for my Babylonian theory on toxic parasitical molds being the true “Lord of the Roof.”
Mold makes Vancouver house uninhabitable – “Couple’s health, finances, wrecked by situation”
Craig and Shelly Johnson bought their Andresen neighborhood home 24 years ago. To the high school sweethearts, it was the perfect place to raise their kids and enjoy their future grandkids.
This summer, the Johnsons learned their dream home was poisoning them.
After a decade of unexplained chronic pain, fatigue, respiratory infections and debilitating headaches, Craig, 54, and Shelly, 50, learned the attic of their home was full of various varieties of black and white mold.
Mold forces Seminole County firefighters out of station, into trailer
Firefighters are not allowed inside the building during remediation and must sleep in the temporary trailer behind the building.
“The crews here knew there was likely going to be mold behind the cabinets, due to the leaks in the past,” Seminole County Fire Union President Jon Divita said.
9 Investigates obtained records that show concerns about leaks and mold were well-documented.
Spring 2015 maintenance notes stated, “There is a roof leak in the kitchen. It is above the cabinets to the left of the sink. Water is running down into the cabinets down the doors onto the counter.”
By December 2015, maintenance notes stated, “There is mold and wood rot that needs to be mitigated.”
Milan family forced to flee home over toxic mold
MILAN, Illinois – A Milan homeowner says he and his family have been going through hell in a dispute with American Family insurance over toxic mold in their home and what caused it.
“They’ve been lying to us. They haven’t been up front and honest, they’ve been deceitful, just everything you would not expect from an insurance company,” said homeowner Jason Beeks.
He and his family have been forced to flee their home because of toxic levels of mold.
“Right now, the atmosphere inside the house is not live-able. It will kill you,” he said.
He says it started after a heavy wind and hail storm that hit the neighborhood on August 2, 2015. Several roofs were damaged, and Beeks filed claims on two vehicles and his 7-year-old roof.