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Gula (Assyro-Babylonian deity)


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    • Gula/Ninkarrak (Assyro-Babylonian deity)
    • Ninkarrak (Assyro-Babylonian deity)
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    • Descriptor

        Assyro-Babylonian deity
    • Descriptor

        Goddesses, Assyro-Babylonian
    • Gender

        female
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  • Sources

    • found: The healing goddess Gula, 2013.
    • found: Wikipedia, April 29, 2014:Nintinugga (Nintinugga was a Babylonian goddess of healing, the consort of Ninurta. She is identical with the goddess of Akkadian mythology, known as Bau or Baba, though it would seem that the two were originally independent. The name Bau is more common in the oldest period and gives way to Gula after the First Babylonian Dynasty. Since it is probable that Ninib has absorbed the cults of minor sun-deities, the two names may represent consorts of different gods. However this may be, the qualities of both are alike, and the two occur as synonymous designations of Ninib's female consort.)
    • found: Ancient Mesopotamian gods and goddesses, via WWW, April 29, 2014:Gula/Ninkarrak (goddess) (Gula/Ninkarrak is a healing deity also known as Ninisinna, "Lady of Isin". Relatively minor goddesses such as Nintinugga, Meme and Baba are also identified with Gula/Ninkarrak. In the Old Babylonian Period, several goddesses are syncretised with Gula, thereby becoming healing goddesses (see Baba and Ninisinna); The most prominent cult centre of Gula/Ninkarrak(/Ninisinna) was Isin) Ninisinna (goddess) (Healing goddess and patron deity of the city of Isin. Ninisinna was the daughter of An and Uraš. She was married to the god Pabilsag, with whom she had a son Damu and a daughter Gunura. During the early second millennium, she was syncretised with the healing goddesses Gula/Ninkarrak, Nintinugga and Baba. She also came to be connected with Inana, probably during the Isin period (2017-1794 BCE) when Ninisinna rose in prominence as goddess of the dynastic capital.) Baba (goddess) (Patron goddess of Girsu and the city-state of Lagaš. Beginning in the second millennium BCE she became known as a healing goddess. In the Old Babylonian period Baba was syncretized with various healing goddesses such as Ninisinna, Gula, and Nintinugga) - http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/amgg/listofdeities/gulaninkarrak/ - http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/amgg/listofdeities/ninisinna/ - http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/amgg/listofdeities/baba/
    • found: Encyclopedia mythica, via WWW, April 29, 2014(Gula: The Sumerian goddess of healing. Her husband is Ninurta. The dog is her symbolic animal. Gula is often identified with Nin'insina, the city goddess of Isin. She is also associated with the underworld; Nin'insina: A Sumerian local goddess of Isin (an important Sumerian settlement), and a goddess of healing)
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    • 2013-11-27: new
    • 2014-05-01: revised
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