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Goddess of Supplication
Abode Temple in Borsippa
Consort Nabu

Tashmetum (Tashmetu) is an Akkadian goddess, the consort of the god Nabu.[1]

She is called upon to listen to prayers and to grant requests. Tashmetum and Nabu both shared a temple in the city of Borsippa, in which they were patron deities. Tashmetum’s name means “the lady who listens”. She is also known as Tashmit and Tashmetu, and she was known by the epithets Lady of Hearing and Lady of Favor.


  1. ^ Bertman, Stephen (2005). Handbook to Life in Ancient Mesopotamia (Paperback ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 122. ISBN 9780195183641. Retrieved 11 September 2016. 
  • Michael Jordan, Encyclopedia of Gods, Kyle Cathie Limited, 2002

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