Shaushka can be treated as an important Hurrian goddess. Her name is written either in syllabic (e.g. dŠa-(u)-uš-ga) or in ideographic form (e.g. dIŠTAR(-ka)) in texts from Boghazköy, Nuzi or Alalakh; alphabetic texts from Ugarit spell her name šušk or šwšk. In Jer. 25.26; Jer. 51.41 the name Sheshach has been erroneously interpreted as a reference to this goddess.
The ideographic spelling of the name suggests that Shaushka is connected with Ishtar (of Niniveh) with whom she s…