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GULA

Mesopotamian Healer Goddess

Goddess of Healing with her trusty long-tongued assistant

She was known in Sumeria as ‘The Great Doctoress’ or possibly the Great Dogtoress. Because she never went anywhere without her faithful hound at her heels. ("Heal, boy, heal!")

She was a firm believer, as were many, that dog’s tongues were all you needed in the way of antiseptic. Where do you think the phrase ‘Licking your wounds’ comes from?

Interestingly, modern research has shown that saliva does indeed have medicinal properties and can aid the healing process. Not necessarily dog saliva though. Do not try that at home without expert medical advice and a magic Sumerian dog.

GULA FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : GULA
Area or people : Sumer
Location : Mesopotamia
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : Healing
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 4263

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Article last updated on 21 January 2014 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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