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Among the divine viziers Nin-subur is the earliest and most important one, and, unlike the others of her kind, she is related to her masters not as cause and effect but rather as command and execution; in other words, she owes her importance not to the natural phenomena which her masters embody, but to the metaphor of the cosmos as a state, she is the "director" of the heavenly estate and the Anuna gods
Originally the vizier of Anu was the god Ninsubur while Papsukkal, an obscure deity before his rise in the Middle-Babylonian period, was at home in Kish as a servant in the household of the god Zababa
The war god also appears, though his Hittite name is concealed behind the logogram ZABABA, the name of the Mesopotamian war god. His Hattian name was Wurunkatti, his Hurrian counterpart Hesui. His Hattian name meant “king of the land.”
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n accordance with destiny you determine fates with him, Nergal!" Ninsubur, the minister of the great place, the underworld, greeted Nergal: "You are the lord who has made the bandits come forth (?) from the mountains. As with Enlil ......, no part of a foreign land escapes your grasp. Hero, for Enlil you piled up Enlil's enemies (?) in a single day. Hating ......, Nergal, ...... as fire, you rise up in the lands where the sun rises."
Lord Nergal was given the underworld, the E-meslam …… by Enlil and Ninlil. They made him the greatlord of the netherworld ….
To see that the netherworld where the sun sets, where there is no light, is entrusted to Biti, to prolong thelife of the black-headed people of Sumer where the divine powers are utterly cleansed, to fill their life withhappiness, to make them reach an old age, to see that after their death they gather to the place where one iscalled by his personal god (i.e., to the place of death), to the netherworld, and to see that the precious andlasting cultic ordinances are performed befitting the netherworld, Nergal, the king of sunset, was entrusted by Enlil and Ninlil. Because of this they gave him the underworld where the numerous perished people …… as a dwelling place.
There appears to be a connection between Nergal and Shamash. It has indeed been argued that the Mesopotamians saw them as alter-egos (Porada 1948, 47; von Weiher 1971, 26, 31), Nergal governing the underworld and Shamash the sky. Not only do they share the same posture, but Nergal, or at least his lion-mace or lion-sickle, co-occurs on nearly 20 per cent of seals showing Shamash from southern Mesopotamia, and on as many as 33 per cent of those from Tell Harmal (Werr 1988). In addition, Nergal and Shamash are the two deities who are depicted in association with the nude priest with the sprinkler in 81 per cent of the seals.
The symbols of Nergal are also associated with both Ninurta and Ishtar...
It was due to these maternal qualities that in later periods Pap-sukkal took himself a consort, Ama-sag.nu-di that reflected them, this however added to the confusion in that the scribes noted Pap-sukkal as Nin-subur, and also Ama-sag-nu-di was Nin-subur, she effectively married herself...!!!
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