Ereshkigal


Ereshkigal: Sumerian and Babylonian Death Goddess

The Queen of the Underground is passing by again tonight
Doors are locked and windows bolted, Sumer is hiding in fear.

When Inanna descended to the Underground
you made her strip at your Gates
then slew her with a single word
and hung her nude corps on a stake.

The Goddess of Death swallowed the Goddess of Light
and lingered on in the pain of fruitless childbirth
until the the sexless creatures Kurgarra and Galatur
echoed your cries and sympathized with your pain
and you gave Inanna's body to them as a gift
little knowing they were created by Enki to get her back.

Ereshkigal is passing by again tonight
Doors are locked and windows bolted, Sumer is hiding in fear
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