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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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The authors explain that even though the SAACT series is devoted mainly to the publication of texts from Assurbanipal's library, the inclusion of Nergal and Ereskigal is based on the possibility that the famous library at Nineveh had housed copies of this composition that went missing.
The introduction contains a table showing the differences and similarities in the plots of the Amarna and the first millennium versions, and discusses topics pertaining to the place of Nergal and Ereskigal in the literary, erudite, and ideological context of the NA period.
Luukko, The Standard Babylonian Myth of Nergal and Ereskigal (Helsinki: NeoAssyrian Text Corpus Project, 2013), 19-20, lines 313, 329 (combined reconstruction).
(17) Left utterly naked and correspondingly powerless at her entrance into the realm of Ereskigal, she is executed for her transgression.