Gingira (also Gingiri, Gurgiru, Egengir) is an Akkadian word for Goddess or female Creator, being the feminine of Dingir which means Creator. It can used to refer to Ishtar or any other Creator Goddess. In ancient Babylonia, each city had its own Gingira.
Places of worship
Gingiri was worshipped at the port of Eridu, where she later became known as Davki or Davkina.
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