Mesopotamian - A Babylonian goddess, scribe of the underworld. The Akkadian name for Geshtinanna. Daughter of Ea and Damkina. Sister of Tammuz. Some say that she is the same as Khidimme-azaga. In some accounts she, not Ishtar, goes to the underworld to rescue Tammuz. Others identify her with Nina. On occassion, referred to as Belet-Seri, Beletseri, Beletseri, Belit-Seri, Belit-Seri, Belit-Sheri, Belit-Sheri, Belit-S(h)eri, Belit-S(h)eri, Sumerian Geshtinanna or Sumerian Geshtinanna.

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