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  • proper n. In Sumerian mythology, the earth and mother goddess, one of the seven great deities of Sumer.

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  • proper n. The great mother goddess in Sumerian mythology, worshipped also as Aruru and Mama and Nintu.

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  • n. the great mother goddess; worshipped also as Aruru and Mama and Nintu


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