NIN, NUN ( Akkadian EREŠ ) means “lady, woman, mistress” in the Sumerian language and denoted female deities with the addition of DINGIR .
The expression NIN, in the archaic basic form MUNUS.TUG ("woman"), is of pre-Sumerian origin and merged at the beginning of the 3rd millennium BC. BC mythologically with male gods (see NIN-URTA ). The exact circumstances of the "sex reassignment" of their forerunners from Ubaid and Samarra have not yet been explored. The only certainty is that they work in the Sumerian culture transformed were.
- Harald Haarmann : History of the Flood - On the trail of earlier civilizations - . CH Beck, Munich 2003, ISBN 3-406-49465-X .
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