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Noun1.Ninhursag - the great mother goddess; worshipped also as Aruru and Mama and Nintu
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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Enki's first encounter, with the goddess Ninhursaga, is difficult to interpret.
They include (using the titles traditionally employed in English-language scholarship) Gilgamesh and Agga, Gilgamesh and Huwawa, Enmerkar and Ensuhkeshdanna, Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta, Lugalbanda and Lugalbanda in the Mountain Cave (treated as a single composition), Enki and Ninhursaga, Enlil and Ninlil, Enlil and Ninlil: The Marriage of Sud, Enki and the World Order, The Sumerian Flood Story, Inanna 's Descent to the Netherworld, and Dumuzi's Dream.
The first, "Gods as Human-Beings," presents Sumerian and Akkadian myths of creation and generation such as Enuma Elish, Enki and Ninhursaga, Enlil and Ninlil, Atra-hasis, and Adapa.