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  1. Ninus

    Ninus, according to Greek historians writing in the Hellenistic period and later, was accepted as the eponymous founder of Nineveh, Ancient capital of Assyria, although he does not seem to represent any one personage known to modern history, and is more likely a conflation of several real and/or fictional figures of antiquity, as seen to the Greeks through the mists of time. Many early accomplishments are attributed to him, such as training the first hunting dogs, and taming horses for riding. For this accomplishment, he is sometimes represented in Greek mythology as a centaur. The figures of King Ninus and Queen Semiramis first appear in the history of Persia written by Ctesias of Cnidus, who claimed, as court physician to Artaxerxes II, to have access to the royal historical records. Ctesias' account was later expanded on by Diodorus Siculus. Ninus continued to be mentioned by European historians, even up until knowledge of cuneiform enabled a more precise reconstruction of Assyrian history in the 19th century. He was said to have been the son of Belus or Bel, a name that may represent a Semitic title such as Ba'al, "lord". According to Castor of Rhodes, his reign lasted 52 years, its commencement falling in 2189 BC according to Ctesias. He was reputed to have conquered the whole of western Asia in 17 years with the help of Ariaeus, king of Arabia, and to have founded the first empire, defeating the legendary kings Barzanes of Armenia and Pharnus of Medea.

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  1. Ninus

    a legendary king of Assyria, a celebrated conqueror, to whom tradition assigns the founding of Nineveh.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ninus in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ninus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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    • A. couvade
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