June 20th, 2008 by sabrina

Ninkasi is the Sumerian Goddess of beer. The daughter of Enki and Ninhursag, she was one of the eight children born to heal Enki’s wounds. A clay tablet from 1800 BCE bears a Hymn to Ninkasi, which includes an ancient recipe for beer. Ninkasi brews beer each day for the Gods. Her name means “the lady who fills the mouth.”

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