Dumuzi


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Dumuzi

god of regeneration and resurrection. [Sumerian Myth.: Jobes, 476]
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If the links to Dumuzi and Inana would have conjured up an air of general disaster, those to Enlil and Ninlil would have suggested a startling reversal of gender roles in the relationship of Inana and the king.
Thus, a number of times, as has already been noted, our hymn refers to the king himself as Ama-ushumgal-ana, an alternative name for Dumuzi.
For a summary of the various aspects of Dumuzi in Mesopotamian thought, see Alster 1995.
For Gilgamesh and Dumuzi as underworld judges, see, for example, Death of Gilgamesh Meturan version 80-83.
He therefore suggests that the dying-and-rising aspect was adapted from the cult of Mesopotamian Dumuzi.
He agrees with Falkenstein and others that Dumuzi was originally a deified king, but suggests that this aspect vanished as he became primarily a "god of vegetation.
KAM (15) i-na-saah-ma (16) u-si-i, "he entered at the close of the 27th of Qati-irsitim (and) will exit at the beginning of the 26th of Dumuzi.
ZI was read Dumuzi in Akkadian; this is confirmed for Sippar by MHET 2, 4 491:10 where the date is written ITU Du-mu-zi.
2]; the tablet was apparently written on Dumuzi 25, the same day when the rental began.
THE LABEL "LOVE POETRY" may raise some eyebrows when applied to the Sumerian compositions containing references to the relations between Inanna and Dumuzi, the so-called cycle of Dumuzi and Inanna (usually abbreviated DI).
It has been traditionally assumed that the cycle of lyric compositions focused on the relations between Inanna and Dumuzi reflects a ritual usually called by scholars "sacred marriage" or hieros gamos.
The criteria used by the editor to define the corpus of Inanna and Dumuzi are exclusively thematic (pp.