- This article is about the Mesopotamian goddess; for the Telugu author see Nannayya. For the Tsukihime character, see Shiki Nanaya.
Nanaya (Sumerian 𒀭𒈾𒈾𒀀, DNA.NA.A; also transcribed as "Nanâ", "Nanãy", "Nanaja", "Nanãja", or '"Nanãya"; in Greek: Nαναια or Νανα; Aramaic: ננױננאױ) is the canonical name for a goddess worshipped by the Sumerians and Akkadians, a deity who personified "voluptuousness and sensuality". Her cult was large and was spread as far as Syria and Iran. She later became syncretised with the Babylonian Tashmetum.
- Westenholz, 1997
- Encyclopedia of Gods, Michael Jordan, Kyle Cathie Limited, 2002
- Mesopotamian Goddess Nanãja, Olga Drewnowska-Rymarz, Agade, 2008
- Westenholz, Joan Goodnick (1997). "Nanya: Lady of Mystery". In I.L. Finkel and M.J. Geller. Sumerian Gods and their Representations. Cuneiform Monographs 7. Groningen: Styx Publications. pp. 57–84. ISBN 90-5693-005-2.
- A tigi to Nanaya for Išbi-Erra (Išbi-Erra C), translation at The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature
- Nanaja > Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and Helmuth Schneider. Brill Online, 2015, Brill Online Reference Works
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