Sumerian Goddesses

Dark Onto Light worship goddesses Ninhursag and Ereshkigal. I believe one of the main ways to understand the cult’s beliefs and practices is to look to the deities they worship.

Ereshkigal

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Ereshkigal was the goddess of the land of the dead, the Underworld, in Mesopotamian mythology. The underworld is presented as a final resting place void of light and only darkness and shadows.
She was the most feared deity in Mesopotamian pantheon as she represented the final destination from which there was no returning. Although Ereshkigal was feared she was also very respected. The Goddess had a cult was based out of the Mešlam district of the city of Kutha during Sumerian times as well as followers extending to Asia Minor, Egypt, and southern Arabia. In Mesopotamia the chief temple known to be dedicated to her was at Cuthah.
Ishtar’s Descent- a story about goddess of life and fertility, Ishtar (Inanna) who attempts to take over Ereshkigal’s power in the underworld,is believed to symbolize the changing of the seasons. It is also intended to illustrate certain doctrines or rituals developed in the temple-schools of Mesopotamia regarding the fertile life of this world and the deathly realm of the Underworld.
As Ereshkigal was the only one who could pass judgment and give laws in her kingdom. Appeasing this goddess would prove beneficial before one’s passing.
A few books have been made on the worship and serving of Ereshkigal. One recent publication was from author Janet Munin who in to 2010 who wrote a book named of “Queen of the Great Below: An Anthology in Honor of Ereshkigal.” She believes that Ereshkigal appeared to her and told her she would be her patron and teacher if she consented to submit to Her authority, which she did.
Janet describes Ereshkigal as scary but trustworthy. Demanding, stern, and merciless but also faithful, caring, and passionate

 

Ninhursag

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In Sumerian mythology, Ninhursag was the earth and mother goddess, one of the major deities of ancient Sumer. She was the goddess of fertility and sacred mountains
She was in charge of pregnancy and birth and the creator of humankind.
She created mankind by mixing clay with the blood of a slain God
Her husband was Sul-pa-e, a minor god associated with the underworld,

Ninhursag is associated with the omega Ω symbol. Although this can be symbolic of an umbilical chord as she is the Goddess of fertility and creator of man kind ,Omega is also often referred to as an apocalyptic sign, the sign of apocalyptic destruction.
An interesting concept of omega is:
‘At the end of the spiritual path they are symbolically reaching ‘dawn’ and the thing that happens at dawn is ‘annihilation’. If they make it they become a ‘god’.
Thus Omega and Annihilation go hand in hand when referred to the spiritual path. If a person says ‘I am the alpha and the omega’, they are saying I have been through the entire cycle of the spiritual path and am now a god!’

 

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