"Bes or Bisu was the Egyptian god of play and recreation, represented as a full-faced bowlegged dwarf, with oversized head, goggle eyes, protruding tongue, bushy tail and usually a large feathered crown as head-dress. He was a magically protective deity who averted the power of evil, and was especially associated with the protec tion of children and of women in childbirth. Some Egyptologists believe him to be of non-Egyptian origin, since he is said to come `from the holy land' (the east, interpreted as Arabia or Babylonia) and called 'Lord of Puoni' (Punt, on the African coast of the Red Sea).
Representations of a very similar figure are found widely in Syria, Palestine, Assyria and Babylonia in the first millenium BC. In Assyria and Babylonia the god may have been known as Pessu." 
Other sources indicate that this deity's image was common throughout the near east.
Relationship to broader Near Eastern mythology
Bes, uniquely, seems to have also been adopted in Mesopotamia as well.
"Of Egyptian gods, only the dwarf god Bes — or at least his physical form — was adopted widely throughout the ancient Near East." 
Notably, the diffusion of Bes into Mesopotamia was unique despite the geographic proximity between the two cultures.
Müller, Wilhelm M., and James G. Scott. The Mythology of All Races / Volume XII, Egyptian and Indo-Chinese. Vol. 12, The Mythology of All Races: In Thirteen Volumes. Edited by Louis H. Gray and George F. Moore. Boston, MA: Marshall Jones Company, 1918.
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