In Sumerian mythology, Ninhursag
(NIN.ḪURSAG ?ﾒﾌﾆ?ﾒﾂﾅ) was the earth 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.
Nin-hursag means “lady of the mountain” (from SumerianNIN “lady” and ḪUR.SAG “foothill”). She had many names including Ninmah (“Great Queen”); Nintu (“Lady of Birth”); Mamma or Mami (mother); Aruru (meaning unknown); Belet-Ili (lady of the gods, Akkadian).
According to legend her name was changed from Ninmah to Ninhursag by her son Ninurta in order to commemorate his creation of the mountains. As Ninmenna, according to a Babylonian investiture ritual, she placed the golden crown on the king in the Eanna temple.
Some take the view that Ki (“Earth”) the primordial goddess of the earth and consort of An (heaven), was identical to or an earlier form of Ninhursag. This may very well be the case, since some authorities argue that Ki was never regarded as a deity in her own right in the historical period. There is no evidence of a cult for the goddess and the name appears in a limited number of Sumerian creation texts. As Ki, Ninhursag would be the mother of Enlil, whereas in other sources she is his sister.
Some of the names above were once associated with independent goddesses (such as Ninmah and Ninmenna), who later became identified and merged with Ninhursag, and myths exist in which the name Ninhursag is not mentioned.
In the legend of Enki and Ninhursag, Ninhursag bore a daughter to Enki called Ninsar (“Lady Greenery”). Through Enki, Ninsar bore a daughter Ninkurra. Ninkurra, in turn, bore Enki a daughter named Uttu. Enki then pursued Uttu, who was upset because he didn’t care for her. Uttu, on her ancestress Ninhursag’s advice buried Enki’s seed in the earth, whereupon eight plants (the very first) sprung up. Enki, seeing the plants, ate them, and became ill in eight organs of his body. Ninhursag cured him, taking the plants into her body and giving birth to eight deities: Abu, Nintulla (Nintul), Ninsutu, Ninkasi, Nanshe (Nazi), Dazimua, Ninti, and Enshag (Enshagag).
In the text ‘Creator of the Hoe’, she completed the birth of mankind after the heads had been uncovered by Enki’s hoe.
In creation texts, Ninmah (another name for Ninhursag) acts as a midwife whilst the mother goddess Nammu makes different kinds of human individuals from lumps of clay at a feast given by Enki to celebrate the creation of humankind.
Her symbol, the omegaΩ, has been depicted in art from around 3000 BC, though more generally from the early second millennium. It appears on some boundary stones — on the upper tier, indicating her importance.
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Mami is a goddess in the Babylonian epic Atra-Hasis and in other creation legends. She was probably synonymous with Ninhursag. She was involved in the creation of humankind from clay and blood. As Nintu legends states she pinched off fourteen pieces of primordial clay which she formed into womb deities, seven on the left and seven on the right with a brick between them, who produced the first seven pairs of human embryos. She may have become Belet Ili (“Mistress of the Gods”) when, at Enki‘s suggest, the gods slew one amongst themselves and used that god’s blood and flesh, mixed with clay, to create humankind. Also known as Belet-ili, or Nintu.
Alternative forms of her name include Mama and Mammitum.
In Sumerian mythology, Nammu (more properly Namma) is the Sumerian creation goddess. If the Babylonian creation myth Enûma Elish is based on a Sumerian myth, which seems likely, Nammu is the Sumerian goddess of the primeval sea that gave birth to An (heaven) and Ki (earth) and the first gods. She was probably the first personification of the constellation which the Babylonians later called Tiamat and the Greeks called Cetus and represented the Apsu, the fresh water ocean which the Sumerians believed lay beneath the earth, the source of life-giving water and fertility in a country with almost no rainfall. She is attended by seven minor goddesses.
While Enki and his group were mining gold in the Lower World, (So. African mines), decision was made to summon the help of Enki’s half sister, Ninhursag, to fashion a worker from the homo-erectus species walking around the planet. Enki’s men had been breathing underground stale air in the mine shafts for over 30 of their years, equating to 100,000 Earth years. They had had enough, and staged a strike. It wasn’t fair that Enki’s group of workers should work the mine with no end in sight while Enlil, Enki’s half brother and his group of workers staryed in Eden, plowing the fields and smelting the gold shipped up to them by Enki, in preparation for transport to planet Nibiru.
Enki wanted to trade jobs with Enlil who would have none of it! Schemes and a possible war between them were upcoming over the matter when their father and king of Nibiru, Anu, stepped in to settle the conflict. He decided that Enki would continue mining for the ever important gold, that which was needed to save Nibiru’s atmosphere. Their whole planet was counting on him and his crew. Enki demanded that a new idea be persued. He petitioned that a worker be formed, with Ninhursag’s help, and they be trained to perform the back-breaking work in the mines instead!
All agreed and Ninhursag was summoned from Nibiru to get the scientific experiments started. After attempting to mix available species found on Earth, and having horrible failures with the mix, she decided to use homo-erectis as the premise to start anew. She took the egg of a female homo-erectis and the sperm of Enki. Through genetic manipulation and 100,000 Earth years of fine tuning, homo-erectis now had a voice chord that would be needed to communicate, a brain capacity to understand language for taking orders, and fingers and hands developed in the necessary way for handling their heavy mining equipment. Hair loss about the body and other cosmetic changes were also added.
When the testing was over, and the physical abnormalities had been corrected, Ninhursag proudly announced that she had done it! She had created the “Ada” “the worker”.
She had fashioned him to bear the yoke of the gods.
After numbers increased by cloning 14 embryos at a time, 7 male, and 7 female, and placing them in the wombs of her nurses that were acquired for the birthing, they carried into the tenth month before their delivery. These newly fashioned “workers” were sent to the mines to work for Enki.
In time, Enlil demanded half of Enki’s workers to bear the yoke of the gods in Eden. Enki blatantly refused. Another potential war between them was about to break out when father Anu, once again sided with his heir, Enlil and instructed Enki to give his half brother Enlil, ½ of his fashioned “workers”.
Once again Enki was forced to concede to his ½ brother’s wishes. In a desperate need to replenish the number of “workers” taken by Enlil, Enki contrived again with his half sister, Ninhursag, to again alter the genetic code of the new hybrids, so as to enable them to reproduce on their own.
This would quickly replenish any worker losses and some! Reproduction would be much faster than cloning 14 at a time. Ninhursag, the Chief Medical Officer for Nibiru, secretly set up her lab and went to work for her brother. She fashioned well and Enki was back in business mining the gold at a quickened pace.
It wasn’t long when the Anunnaki group working with Enki, together with the group of 300 “Igigi” acting as truckers stationed in orbit around Earth, picking up the refined gold from Enlil in Eden and shipping it back to Nibiru for its vital use in their atmosphere, noticed that the newly fashioned homo-sapient female looked pretty good! With few Anunnaki women around;
Enki, his group, and the 300 “Igigi” upon their will began to have sex with the daughters of man. As the Bible says in Genesis: “Let us make man in our image and in our likeness…. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”
And just into the Bible a couple of pages is stated:
“When men began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, the sonsofGod saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose….The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sonsofGod went to the daughters of men and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.”
The story of the heroes of old and the men of renown is clearly written by the Anunnaki. Discovered within the ancient and first written clay tablet texts on Earth, found by the thousands in Sumer, today’s Iraq. The Sumerian Kings List tells of the first ten kings on Earth and their length of reign. These “Mighty-men” were the first “heroes of old, men of renown”. Many more came afterwards. See Ancient Cities File: