Fig. 13 An Assyrian stone book with cuneiform writing.

This six sided stone pillar was used to describe the conquests and glory of Assyria.  It is on such pillars that credit was geiven to the various gods and goddesses for helping the hero to lop off the heads of the enemy.  Our Generals do the same today, with generals on both sides of the battle often praying to the same god.  It was on these pillars that the LIL god and goddess family appeared many times in Assyria.  It was also in Assyria that Allat, consort of Allah, had her own worship center.