Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Mythology The Mesopotamian goddess of the underworld.

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  • n. goddess of death and consort of Nergal
  • n. goddess of death and consort of Nergal

Etymologies

Sumerian ereš-ki-gal : ereš, lady + ki, earth + gal, great.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • She encounters her terrifying sister Ereshkigal in the Netherworld and receives her eyes of death.

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  • At Conan's last remark Ereshkigal burned with jealousy.

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  • He had seen paintings of the two -- Inanna always depicted as beautiful, and Ereshkigal hideous.

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  • Ereshkigal opened her mouth as if to scream, "My child!", but as soon as she opened her mouth the whole of her turned to mud, and her head split in half along the crease of her mouth.

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  • Mustering all his remaining strength, the barbarian cried out to Ereshkigal.

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  • After saying this, Ereshkigal lay down on the mud and shut her eyes tightly.

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  • With that Ereshkigal shut her eyes tighter than before, and Conan made for his blade.

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  • Ereshkigal gently pressed her flesh to his and he shuddered in revulsion and ecstasy.

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  • At once overcome by jealousy and desire, Ereshkigal forgot her suspicions.

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  • Though doubt needled her -- for Ereshkigal was as shrewd as any Kushite assassin -- it had been an eternity since she had been flattered.

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