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Lugal-murube Son of Zuzu (2.143)
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Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; Sumerian Monumental Inscriptions; Votive Inscriptions


Dogs were sacred to Nintinuga, the goddess of healing, perhaps because they were thought to aid recovery by licking wounds. Numerous skeletons of dogs have been found in Isin, her sacred city, where she was worshipped as Nin-Isina, “our lady of Isin,” or as Gula, “the great (goddess).” The following literary text records the fashioning and dedication of the sculpture of a dog to the goddess as a votive offer…

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“Lugal-murube Son of Zuzu (2.143)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 27 January 2020 <>

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