Definition of Eresh-kigal
1. Noun. Goddess of death and consort of Nergal.
Geographical relationships: Mesopotamia, Sumer
Generic synonyms: Semitic Deity
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Literary usage of Eresh-kigal
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Religion and the Future Life: The Development of the Belief in Life After Death by Elias Hershey Sneath, Franz Boas (1922)
"Eresh-Kigal is enraged at Ishtar's invasion of her domain. She fears instinctively that Ishtar may rob her of her supreme position in the nether world, ..."
2. New Light on the Bible and the Holy Land by Basil Thomas Alfred Evetts (1892)
"The text in question is the first to show us the true pronunciation of the name of the goddess Eresh-kigal, which has hitherto been read as ..."
3. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1908)
"... a fire-god) and took others as his servitors (eg, Namtar, the plague- god). His consort as god of the dead was Eresh- Kigal, as a god of the living Laz. ..."
4. Aspects of Religious Belief and Practice in Babylonia and Assyria by Morris Jastrow (1911)
"Methods of Burial, 359. Fear of the Dead, 362. Man's Forfeiture of Immortality, 363. The Pantheon of the Nether World, 365. Nergal and Eresh- kigal, 368. ..."
5. The Civilization of Babylonia and Assyria: Its Remains, Language, History by Morris Jastrow (1915)
"There was a special pantheon for the dead presided over originally by a cruel goddess, Eresh- kigal or ..."
6. The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia by James Orr (1915)
"... world and his wife Eresh-kigal was the sovereign lady of the under-world. He was also the god of plague and of fever, and in later days was associated ..."