Nanaya

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The Land grant to Ḫunnubat-Nanaya kudurru is a stele of King Meli-Shipak II (1186–1172 BCE). Nanaya, seated on a throne, is being presented the daughter of the king, Ḫunnubat-Nanaya. Kassite period limestone stele, Louvre.
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,[1] and warfare.[2] Her cult was large and was spread as far as Egypt, Syria, and Iran. She later became syncretised as an aspect of Inanna.[3]

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  1. ^ Westenholz, 1997
  2. ^ Livingstone, Alasdair. "A Hymn to Nanaya With A Blessing for Sargon II (1.141)". 
  3. ^ "A balbale to Inana as Nanaya (Inana H): translation". The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature. 

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