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Belet-Seri (also spelled Beletseri, Belit-Sheri, Belit-Tseri) in Babylonian and Akkadian mythology is an underworld goddess. The recorder of the dead entering the underworld, she is known as the "Scribe of the Earth". It is Belet-seri who keeps the records of human activities so she can advise the queen of the dead, Erishkigal, on their final judgement. Married to Amurru, the God of Nomads, she's known as 'Queen of the Desert.'[1]

Beginning in the Old Babylonian Period, Belet-Seri was identified with the goddess Gestinanna.[2]

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  1. ^ Michael Jordan, Encyclopedia of Gods, Kyle Cathie Limited, 2002.
  2. ^ Brisch, Nicole (2013). "Geštinanna/Belet-ṣeri (goddess)". Ancient Mesopotamian Gods and Goddesses. Oracc and the UK Higher Education Academy. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 

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