Mesopotamian Mythology

The Ancient Gods of Sumer and Babylon...

NINSUN

Mesopotamian Wisdom Goddess

Also known as Ninsuna, Ninsumun

Cow Goddess of Wisdom and mom of Gilgamesh

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.

Ninsun Facts and Figures

Name: Ninsun
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Ninsuna, Ninsumun

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

In charge of: Wisdom
Area of expertise: Wisdom

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 167

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Article last revised on September 25, 2018 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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