waterskin


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a container of skin for holding water

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In the case of Bilulu, who is punished for her son's theft of Dumuzid's cattle and her possible complicity in Dumuzid's death, it is Inana who is responsible for killing the old woman and for transforming her into a "waterskin for cold water" and a protective "goddess" of the desert in a conferred, if involuntary, metamorphosis: (16)
(16.) Noteworthy in this context is the waterskin (halziqqu) referred to in the myth of Istar' s descent to the netherworld, which may well represent the corpse of the goddess; see Stephanie Dalley, Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others (Oxford: Oxford Univ.
* The four guilds in leather goods included shoemakers, tanners, cobblers, and makers of waterskins.