Ereshkigal

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Gender Feminine
Scripts 𒀭𒊩𒆠𒃲(Sumerian Cuneiform)
Pronounced Pron. ay-RESH-kee-gahl(English)
ehr-esh-KIG-əl(English)

Meaning & History

Means "lady of the great earth", from Sumerian 𒊩𒌆 (ereš) meaning "lady, queen" combined with 𒆠 (ki) meaning "earth" and 𒃲 (gal) meaning "great, big". In Sumerian mythology she was the goddess of death and the underworld.