In Babylonian religion, Belit Ilani was a title described as meaning "mistress of the gods" and the name of the "evening star of desire". It has been associated with Ninlil and Astarte and has been found inscribed on portraits of a woman blessing a suckling child with her right hand. Theophilus G. Pinches noted that Belit Ilani or Nnlil or had seven different names (such as Nintud, Ninhursag, Ninmah, etc.) for seven different localities in ancient Sumer.
- Patricia Monaghan (18 December 2009). Encyclopedia of Goddesses and Heroines. ABC-CLIO. pp. 63–. ISBN 978-0-313-34989-8. Retrieved 2 June 2011.
- Society of Biblical Archæology (London, England) (1911). Proceedings of the Society of Biblical Archaeology, Volume 33, Pl. XI. Society of Biblical Archæology.
- Babylonian liturgies: Sumerian texts from the early period and from the library of Ashurbanipal, p. 87. Geushner. 1913. Retrieved 2 June 2011.
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