Ereshkigal

Given Name ERESHKIGAL

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: 𒀭𒊩𒆠𒃲 (Sumerian Cuneiform)
PRONOUNCED: ay-RESH-kee-gahl (English), er-esh-KIG-əl (English)  [details]

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, goddesses, mythology, underworld deities
Entry updated July 11, 2018