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Ninhursag (Sumerian deity)


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    • Aruru (Sumerian deity)
    • Belet-Ili (Sumerian deity)
    • Belit (Sumerian deity)
    • Belit-Illi (Sumerian deity)
    • Beltis (Sumerian deity)
    • Damkina (Sumerian deity)
    • Dingirmakh (Sumerian deity)
    • Mami (Sumerian deity)
    • Mamma (Sumerian deity)
    • Nin-hursag (Sumerian deity)
    • Ninhursaga (Sumerian deity)
    • Ninki (Sumerian deity)
    • Ninlil (Sumerian deity)
    • Ninlin (Sumerian deity)
    • Ninmah (Sumerian deity)
    • Ninmakh (Sumerian deity)
    • Nintu (Sumerian deity)
    • Nintur (Sumerian deity)
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    • found: Work cat.: Kramer, S. N. Enki and NinhÅ­rsag : a Sumerian "paradise" myth, 1945
    • found: Britannica online, Nov. 30, 2010:(Ninhursag; also spelled Ninhursaga in Sumerian; Belit-lil in Akkadian; other names include: Dingirmakh, Ninmakh, Aruru, and Nintur)
    • found: Bloomsbury dictionary of myth online via Credo reference, Nov. 30, 2010Ninhursaga (eldest child and first consort of the sky-god An in Mesopotamian myth; a form of Mother Earth; called Aruru; Belit-illi; Belitis; Nintur; Ninki; Ninlil; Damkina)
    • found: Encyclopedia mythica online via Credo reference, Nov. 30, 2010:Belet-Ili (the Sumerian goddess of the womb) Nintu (a Mesopotamian goddess; an aspect of Belet-Ili, mother of gods) Beltis (Greek rendering of Belit, an appelation of Ninlin/Ninhursag)
    • found: themystica.org website, Oct. 25, 2010(Ninhursaga, one of seven great deities of Sumer; she was worshipped from about 3500 BC to 1750 BC; a fertility goddess; name changed from Ninmah by her son; Ninhursaga possessed many more synonyms or titles)
    • found: Wikipedia, Oct. 26, 2010Ninhursag (Nin-hursag means "lady of the mountain"; she had many names including Ninmah (Great Queen); Nintu (Lady of Birth); Mamma or Mami (mother); Aruru (meaning unknown); Belet-Ili (lady of the gods, Akkadian); according to legend her name was changed from Ninmah to Ninhursag by her son Ninurta)
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    • 2010-10-26: new
    • 2010-12-11: revised
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