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Ninhursag (Sumerian deity)

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Topical headingNinhursag (Sumerian deity)
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Variant(s)Aruru (Sumerian deity)
Belet-Ili (Sumerian deity)
Belit (Sumerian deity)
Belit-Illi (Sumerian deity)
Beltis (Sumerian deity)
Damkina (Sumerian deity)
Dingirmakh (Sumerian deity)
Mami (Sumerian deity)
Mamma (Sumerian deity)
Nin-hursag (Sumerian deity)
Ninhursaga (Sumerian deity)
Ninki (Sumerian deity)
Ninlil (Sumerian deity)
Ninlin (Sumerian deity)
Ninmah (Sumerian deity)
Ninmakh (Sumerian deity)
Nintu (Sumerian deity)
Nintur (Sumerian deity)
See alsoGoddesses, Sumerian
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Found inWork cat.: Kramer, S. N. Enki and Ninhŭrsag : a Sumerian "paradise" myth, 1945
Britannica online, Nov. 30, 2010: (Ninhursag; also spelled Ninhursaga in Sumerian; Belit-lil in Akkadian; other names include: Dingirmakh, Ninmakh, Aruru, and Nintur)
Bloomsbury dictionary of myth online via Credo reference, Nov. 30, 2010 Ninhursaga (eldest child and first consort of the sky-god An in Mesopotamian myth; a form of Mother Earth; called Aruru; Belit-illi; Belitis; Nintur; Ninki; Ninlil; Damkina)
Encyclopedia mythica online via Credo reference, Nov. 30, 2010: Belet-Ili (the Sumerian goddess of the womb) Nintu (a Mesopotamian goddess; an aspect of Belet-Ili, mother of gods) Beltis (Greek rendering of Belit, an appelation of Ninlin/Ninhursag) website, Oct. 25, 2010 (Ninhursaga, one of seven great deities of Sumer; she was worshipped from about 3500 BC to 1750 BC; a fertility goddess; name changed from Ninmah by her son; Ninhursaga possessed many more synonyms or titles)
Wikipedia, Oct. 26, 2010 Ninhursag (Nin-hursag means "lady of the mountain"; she had many names including Ninmah (Great Queen); Nintu (Lady of Birth); Mamma or Mami (mother); Aruru (meaning unknown); Belet-Ili (lady of the gods, Akkadian); according to legend her name was changed from Ninmah to Ninhursag by her son Ninurta)