- Ereshkigal - Picture

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In Mesopotamian mythology, Ereshkigal (EREŠ.KI.GAL, lit. "great lady under earth") was the goddess of Irkalla, the land of the dead or underworld. Sometimes her name is given as Irkalla, similar to way the name
Hades was used in Greek mythology for both the underworld and its ruler.

Ereshkigal was the only one who could pass judgement and give laws in her kingdom. The main temple dedicated to her was located in Cuthah.

The goddess Inanna refers to Ereshkigal as her older sister in the Sumerian hymn "The Descent of Inanna" (which was also in later Babylonian myth as "The Descent of Ishtar"). Inanna/Ishtar's trip and return to the underworld is the most familiar of the myths concerning Ereshkigal.


Traced the outline, because it had to look like Cat.
Coloring etc. is all me.
Photoshop & Tablet; aprox 30 hours

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Hades, Lord of the Underworld
- Ereshkigal -
Hades in the Underworld