NINSUNAlso known as NINSUNA
Cow Goddess of Wisdom and Gilgamesh's mom
She was very highly-regarded by the Sumerians, being the embodiment of perfect cowness and bovinity. In fact she was probably the most cowy cow in the world. Dissatisfied farmers would point to her effigy and harangue their livestock: "Now that's what I call a cow. Why can't you be more like her?"Perhaps best known as the mother of GILGAMESH, NINSUN also has the power of divination and can reveal the secrets contained in dreams. Not bad for a cow girl.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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Area or people : Akkadia, Sumer
Location : Mesopotamia
Gender : Female
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : NINSUNA
Popularity index : 885
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