Mesopotamian Mythology

The Ancient Gods of Sumer and Babylon...

GESHTINANNA

Sumerian Wine Goddess

Also known as Geštinanna, Ngeshtin-ana

Picture of the Mesopotamian Wine Goddess Geshtinanna from our Mesopotamian mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Sumerian Goddess of Wine

Goddess from er... Ur. Sister of Ishtar.

She may have been chosen to stand in for Dumuzi at times so he could supervise his earthly brewing interests. No one could brew beer like he did. We feel bribery was involved here somewhere and there was a flourishing Underworld bootlegging racket in progress.

Geshtinanna Facts and Figures

Name: Geshtinanna
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Geštinanna, Ngeshtin-ana

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Area or people: Sumer
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Wine
Area of expertise: Wine

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 89

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Article last updated on September 26, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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