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Ninmah, Mesopotamian (Sumerian and Babylonian-Akkadian) was a Mother Goddess, probably an early syncretization of Ninhursaga. In creation legend she was depicted as a midwife while the mother goddess Nammu made different kinds on human individuals from lumps of clay at a feast given by Enki to celebrate the creation of humankind. She also is regarded as being the mother of the goddess Uttu by Enki. A.G.H.


Jordan, Michael, Encyclopedia of Gods, New York, Facts On File, Inc. 1993, p. 185

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