Ereshkigal


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Synonyms for Ereshkigal

goddess of death and consort of Nergal

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Various theories as to her identity have been put forward, the most likely is that she represents Ereshkigal, Ishtar's sister who ruled over the underworld.
It is possible she was in a brothel, a sort of queen of brothels but my favourite explanation is that she was Ereshkigal.
22) The British Museum staff accepts the last assertion, according to a 2004 British Newsroom report on the Internet, where it is suggested that the female figure on the plaque may represent Ereshkigal, Ishtar's sister who ruled the underworld.
Ereshkigal, although dominant, is depicted as incomplete without a male, typical of the lot of women in the society as a whole.
CAD S, 273-74; note especially Namtar's ascent to heaven by way of a simmelat samami (stairway of heaven) as described in the "Myth of Nergal and Ereshkigal," v 13' and 42', and restored in i 53' and iv 26 (0.