The name of the Babylonish King at the time of the Deluge. According to Berossus, ninth of a race who reigned 432,000 years. Also, Adrahasis of Slarippak, son of Uhara-Tutu, the Patriarch, to whom, according to the Deluge Tablet, the gods revealed the secret of the itllpencling Deluge and who erected an Ark accordingly, whereby he and his family and sevens of all clean beasts were saved. Xysuthrus means "shut up in a box or Ark," from the two characters signifying enclosed, and boz, respectively. In Accadian he is called Tamzi, Tammuz, the Sun of Life.
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