Goddess Ereshkigal



 

 

Goddess of the Underworld in Sumerian mythology.

Ereshkigal was revered across Mesopotamia, with the majority of her followers in Sumer and Babylon.

She is the goddess of Irkalla, the realm of the dead in the underworld.

Ereshkigal, Inanna/older Ishtar's sister and counterpart, symbolizes the dark, the unseen, the shadow aspect of the soul.

Only she has the ability to make laws, pronounce judgment, and wield power in the underworld.

Nergal is her consort, and their love tale is often celebrated in Mesopotamian hymns.