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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood - Chapter 78, Nina (Nintu, Nanshe, Ninmah, Ninhursag, Ninlil, Ningal) Summary & Analysis

Merlin Stone
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Chapter 78, Nina (Nintu, Nanshe, Ninmah, Ninhursag, Ninlil, Ningal) Summary and Analysis

Nina is most often depicted as having the tail of a serpent or fish. The word Nin precedes many Sumerian Goddess names and is sometimes translated as Goddess or Lady. Since Nina is the most basic form of the title Nin, Stone has included several other Goddess names and aspects in this piece. These other deities do appear as separate from Nina in Sumerian tablets. The general consensus is that each of these Goddesses was originally known as the Mother Goddess of a specific community. A sampling of the many Goddesses covered is listed below:

Nin Sikil watches over Nammu's island of Dilmun.

Nanshe is the Judge of Humankind.

Ninhursag is the Goddess of healing. She gave birth to the healing plants.

Ninlil taught the people how...

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