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Noun1.Ninkhursag - 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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Press, 2003], 1: 520-21), this concept is related in turn to the ancient Sumerian imagery about the paradisiacal land of Dilmun, which in the myth of Enki and Ninkhursag is described as located nearby "the mouth whence issues the water of the earth." In the Sumerian version of the Flood myth, the king Ziusudra is said to have been given immortality and residence in the mythical land of Dilmun by the gods.