Definition of Ningishzida

1. Noun. An underworld Babylonian deity; patron of medicine.

Geographical relationships: Babylon
Generic synonyms: Semitic Deity



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ningishzida

Nilphamari District
Nilsson
Nimbari
Nimitz
Nimravus
Nimrod
Nimrods
Nimzo-Indian
Nina
Nina Ross
Nina from Carolina
Nineveh
Ningal
Ningbo
Ningirsu
Ningishzida (current term)
Ningxia
Ninhursag
Ninib
Ninigi
Ninigino-Mikoto
Ninkharsag
Ninkhursag
Ninlil
Ninotsminda
Nintendinitis
Nintendo
Nintendo thumb
Nintendocore
Nintendonitis

Literary usage of Ningishzida

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Aspects of Religious Belief and Practice in Babylonia and Assyria by Morris Jastrow (1911)
"'Tammuz and Ningishzida are "doublets," viewed in the relation of husband ... The mourning garb of Adapa symbolises the lament for Tammuz (or Ningishzida), ..."

2. Cylinders and Other Ancient Oriental Seals in the Library of J. Pierpont Morgan by William Hayes Ward (1909)
"The god Ningishzida, probably, with serpent rising from each shoulder, and coiled about the body, is in front view, and with hands folded. ..."

3. Tammuz and Ishtar: A Monograph Upon Babylonian Religion and Theology by Stephen Langdon (1914)
"On the vase of Gudea the caduceus represents Ningishzida. and I have seen a ... where Ningishzida is represented holding the caduceus of conventional form.8 ..."

4. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"The name of this deity is given as Ningishzida (cf. WH Ward, Seal Cylinders of Western Asia, chap, xviii., Washington, 1910). ..."

5. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1903)
"... An-na-kam "a Ningishzida brother of Ban," I fail to see. See also Creation Story, p. 17, 12 = Monist, XII, 584. To Barton's discussion of the meaning of ..."

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