Moving Inland
     Sumer
The Scene is Set: Ubaid
The Sumerians
Eridu to Uruk
     From Horticulture to Agriculture
Wealth, Status and War
     The Goddess in Transition
Nammu: The Sumerian Great Mother
Transcendent to Anthropomorphic
The Underworld: Ereshkigal

Ongoing Research


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  The Advent of Agriculture

The Goddess in Transition: Nammu

Namma/Nammu A page about Nammu exists on the Ancient Mseopotamian Gods and Goddesses listing in the Oracc (Open Richly Annotated Cueiform Corpus) section of the University of Pennsylvania site. Visit the Nammu page.

Ocean Waves
Before Yahweh, there was Nammu, the Goddess of the Primordial Sea.
Photo by Sean O'Flaherty.
In the Beginning: How the Goddess Nammu created the world and then was forgotten.

An interesting look at the story of Nammu and creation, illustrating how it evolved into the biblical creation story, can be found on a blog called Queen of Heaven: Goddesses of the Ancient World.

This article was posted in September, 2010. It compares biblical quotes with translations of the Sumerian myths by S. N. Kramer. Visit the blog to read the article.