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E·resh·ki·gal

 (ā-rĕsh′kē′gäl, ĕr′ĕsh-kĭg′əl)
n. Mythology
The Mesopotamian goddess of the underworld.

[Sumerian ereš-ki-gal : ereš, lady + ki, earth + gal, great.]
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Noun1.Ereshkigal - goddess of death and consort of Nergal
Mesopotamia - the land between the Tigris and Euphrates; site of several ancient civilizations; part of what is now known as Iraq
Sumer - an area in the southern region of Babylonia in present-day Iraq; site of the Sumerian civilization of city-states that flowered during the third millennium BC
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Thus her chapters on Gilgames, Istar's Descent, and Nergal and Ereskigal are missing references to N.
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Arnaud (1995: 23) ha recogido una amplia lista de apelativos: Dagan, Ereskigal, Ea, Ishara, Athtar y Ninkur (o Ninkurra).