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Ninsun(a), lady wild cow, Mesopotamian (Sumerian and Babylonian-Akkadian), is the cow goddess, a tutelary goddess of Gudea or Lagas. She was consort of the Sumerian heroic King Lugalbanda and identified as mother of the hero Gilgames. A.G.H.
Jordan, Michael, Encyclopedia of Gods, New York, Facts On File, Inc. 1993, p. 186