Ereshkigal

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GenderFeminine
Scripts𒀭𒊩𒆠𒃲 Sumerian Cuneiform
PronouncedPron.ay-RESH-kee-gahl English
er-esh-KIG-əl English
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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.

Categories

death deities, earth, feminine, goddesses, mythology, underworld deities, women
Entry updated July 11, 2018   Contribute