Is Pazuzu from the horror movie "The Exorcist" really the same demon god in Ancient Assyrian mythology or is he just a typical Judeo-Christian fallen angel? I kind of find it weird that the two completely different universes of Christianity and Ancient Assyrian mythology are mixed together in a Christian supernatural horror type of movie. I am asking this because many people seem to think of Pazuzu as a demon god.
I researched a lot, but I could not find any reference of Pazuzu being mentioned as a fallen angel in Bible. Yes, Pazuzu might have been in the Old testament (with Bible being said to have been inspired from pagan religions) , but without his name being mentioned directly.
According to Ancient.au
Pazuzu is believed to have gone through at least two major mythological changes. Aside from being a bird and a demon-god, though, it's also possible that he made an appearance in the biblical Old Testament. King Solomon faced a wind demon while attempting to build the Temple Of Jerusalem. After capturing this pesky spirit, Solomon learns that its name is Ephippas.
According to the Old Testament, Ephippas damaged the land and killed people daily with his fierce winds. This has some similarities to the legend of Pazuzu, a demon that controlled the wind and could cause massive amounts of death and devastation.