Ereshkigal


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Ereshkigal

goddess of death; consort of Nergal. [Sumerian and Akkadian Myth.: Parrinder, 93]
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Ereshkigal

queen of underworld; Persephone equivalent. [Sumerian Myth.: Benét, 319–320]
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to Wolkstein, Ereshkigal "can be considered the prototype of the
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Ereshkigal was grateful for their empathy, and in return gave them Inanna's corpse, which they revived with the food and water of life given them by Enki.
In a sense, Inanna and her sister Ereshkigal are one in the same person.
Though Ereshkigal has lost her consort through death, she is pregnant, and pregnancy is a sign of new life.
Opitz considered the plaque a forgery, a position that I concurred with in my 1970 article; other scholars accepted the genuineness of the plaque, but differed on the identification of the winged female: Lilith, Ishtar, or Ereshkigal.
The Ereshkigal identification has also been suggested by Elizabeth von der Osten-Sacken 2002.
In Jacobsen 1978: 58, Ereshkigal is described as follows: "her talons were like a copper rake(?