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Ngeshtin-ana is a minor goddess in Sumerian mythology, the so-called "heavenly grape-vine". The sister of Dumuzi and consort of Ningisida, she is involved in the account of Dumuzi trying to escape his fate at the hands of Inana and Ereshkigal. In her house he is changed into a gazelle before being caught and transported to the underworld.

In sumerian mythology:

  • She is the daughter of Enki and Ninhursag.
  • When Dumuzi died, Geshtinanna lamentated days and nights.
  • After her death, she became the goddess of wine and cold seasons. She is a divine poet and interpreter of dreams.


  • Michael Jordan, Encyclopedia of Gods, Kyle Cathie Limited, 2002

External links

  • Ancient Mesopotamian Gods and Goddesses: Geštinanna/Belet-ṣeri (goddess)
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