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Dumuzi
(Sumerian) Child of Duttur, Lord of shepherds and the flocks, and eternal adversary to Enkimdu. He is regarded as both divinity and royal ancestor in several Mesopotamian city-states, most notably Uruk, where he is listed as an earlier predescessor to the...
Deities & Heros >> Mesopotamian
Duttur
(Sumerian) The sheep Goddess, and Patroness of the flocks. She is the mother of both Dumuzi and Gestinanna....
Deities & Heros >> Mesopotamian
Enkimdu
(Sumerian) Patron and Lord of dikes, canals, and furrows; in effect, irrigation and sedentary farming in general. He is the eternal adversary to Dumuzi....
Deities & Heros >> Mesopotamian
Gestinanna
(Sumerian) An oracular Goddess, one who is associated with the interpretation of dreams, and also has widespread shepherding connections. She is the loyal sister of Dumuzi, and hides him by various strategems when he is sought by demons of the underworld....
Deities & Heros >> Mesopotamian
Inanna
(Sumerian) "Lady of the Thousand Offices", She is the primary female Deity of Her people, and in some ways the focus of the entire pantheon. Her epithet refers to the fact that She is Patroness and divine Guide to a myriad different functions and...
Deities & Heros >> Mesopotamian

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Misterioasa Inanna/ Cea mai seducătoare zeiţă din lume
O altă poveste relatează împrejurările căsătoriei sale cu zeul vegetaţiei, Dumuzi. Poate cel mai faimos poem este cel în care se povesteşte despre coborârea zeiţei în Infern.
Afrodit, İnanna, Venüs, Dumuzi, Nevruz vesaire...
Tarlaların ekin vermesi, dondurucu soğukların nihayet bulması hep bu birleşme sayesinde oluyordu ama yaz sıcaklarının ardından Dumuzi karısı İnanna'yı tekbaşına bırakarak yeraltına iner ve bir sonraki ilkbahara kadar orada, karanlıklar ülkesinde kalırdı!
Why Jesus Talk Skeeves Me Out
I had offered to do a reading of a passage from the Bible. It wouldn't contradict my ethics to read Song of Songs or the Corinthians passage on love.
Unmasking the historical identity of Nimrod
Interestingly, Su-en's daughter Inana/ Ishtar/ Semiramis (Artemis) is the one goddess who features prominently in the ambitions of the three candidates (plus a god called Dumuzi/Tammuz), and this common factor has confused many. It is easy to see that ...
5000-year-old musical scene found on pottery in Israel may reflect sacred
The ritual is most commonly associated with the story of the goddess Inanna and her consort, Dumuzi and the idea was that the sexual union between the god and goddess brought on the harvest by keeping the land fertile.

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