The Sirrush (or Musshush) is a creature that appears in bas-relief on the Ishtar Gate of Babylon. It seems the Sirrush was worshipped in as a living-god in the temple of Bel.  The Sirrush suffered a similar fate to that Mikey kid from the Life cereal commercials when Daniel, apparently pissed-off from the lions’ den incident, fed it the Bible-time equivalent of pop-rocks and soda and it burst like a teacup poodle in a 1000 watt microwave (For cripesake, don’t test that last part).