Nintinugga was a Babylonian goddess of healing, the consort of Ninurta. She is identical with the goddess of Akkadian mythology, known as Bau (cuneiform: 𒀭𒁀𒌑 Dba-u2), or Baba though it would seem that the two were originally independent. She is later known as Gula and in medical incantations, Bēlet or Balāti, also as the Azugallatu the "great healer", the same as her son Damu. Other names borne by this goddess are Nin-Karrak, Nin Ezen, Ga-tum-dug and Nm-din-dug.
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Quotes about Nintinugga
- [T]he queen of heaven and earth, the provider of food, the stewardess of Enlil, the sweet breast satisfying all lands, the bringer of abundance, who can diagnose the intentions of the virulent asag demon and who checks people's bones; who examines the sinews of life and the sinews of death, comforting those joints; who knows every sick spot where there is affliction, torment or distress -- the kindly physician, the exorcist to the sick, who looks after the hearts of humans.
- May Nintinuga look after me during my life, and when I die may she provide me with clear water in the nether world.
- I prostrate myself for the sake of Gula, my lady, but in my own eyes I don't have a place to stand.
- "Going to the Dogs": Healing Goddesses of Mesopotamia
- Ancient Mesopotamian Gods and Goddesses: Baba (goddess)