Geshtinanna

Mesopotamian - A Sumerian wine-goddess. Sister of Inanna or Dumuzi. When Inanna was released from the underworld on condition that she provide a substitute, she offered first her husband Dumuzi, and then Geshtinanna who, with Dumuzi, spent alternate periods of six months in the underworld. Occasionally referred to as Geshtinanna, Belili, Belili, Gestin-Ana, White Goddess, Gestin-Anna, Gestin-Anna, Lady of the Vine, Lady of the Vine, Lady of the Wilderness, Lady of the Wilderness, Nin Edin, Nin Edin, Recorder of Heaven and Hell, Recorder of Heaven and Hell, Gestin-An(a)a, Gestin-An(a)a, Akkadian Belet-Seri or Akkadian Belet-Seri.

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