- This article is about the Mesopotamian goddess; for the Telugu author see Nannayya. For the Tsukihime character, see Tsukihime#Main characters.
Nanaya (Sumerian 𒀭𒈾𒈾𒀀, DNA.NA.A; also transcribed as "Nanâ", "Nanãy", "Nanaja", "Nanãja", or '"Nanãya"; in Greek: Ναναια or Νανα; Aramaic: ננױננאױ) is the canonical name for a goddess worshipped by the Sumerians and Akkadians, a deity who personified voluptuousness and sexuality, and warfare. Her cult was large and was spread as far as Egypt, Syria, and Iran. She later became syncretised as an aspect of Inanna.
- Westenholz, 1997
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- A tigi to Nanaya for Išbi-Erra (Išbi-Erra C), translation at The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature
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