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  1. Ninkhursag, Ninhursag, Ninkharsagnoun

    the great mother goddess; worshipped also as Aruru and Mama and Nintu


  1. Ninhursagnoun

    In Sumerian mythology, the earth and mother goddess, one of the seven great deities of Sumer.


  1. Ninhursag

    Ninḫursaĝ (Sumerian:


  1. ninhursag

    Ninhursag is an ancient Sumerian mother goddess, connected with fertility, nature, and mountains. In Sumerian mythology, she was one of the four supreme deities and was the principal goddess of creation, birth, and life. Sometimes she was depicted as the earth itself, and other times as the divine midwife or mother of the gods and humans. Her name translates to 'Lady of the Sacred Mountain'.


  1. Ninhursag

    In Sumerian mythology, Ninhursag or Ninkharsag was the mountain and mother goddess, one of the seven great deities of Sumer. She is principally a fertility goddess. Temple hymn sources identify her as the 'true and great lady of heaven' and kings of Sumer were 'nourished by Ninhursag's milk'. She is typically depicted wearing a horned head-dress and tiered skirt, often with bow cases at her shoulders, and not infrequently carries a mace or baton surmounted by an omega motif or a derivation, sometimes accompanied by a lion cub on a leash. She is the tutelary deity to several Sumerian leaders.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ninhursag in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ninhursag in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3


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