May 19th, 2008 by sabrina

Gula is the Sumerian Goddess of healing. Her sacred animal was the dog, and many of her worshippers dedicated small statues of dogs to her. Dogs were allowed to wander freely in her temples. Gula is the consort of Ninurta, God of thunderstorms and the fertility of the earth. Her name means “great” and she is also known as Ninisina (lady of Isin), Ninnibru (lady of Nippur), Nintinuga (lady who restores life), and Ninkarrak, and it appears that the Goddess Bau was assimilated into Gula in later times.

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