Uras (mythology)

Uraš or Urash (Sumerian: 𒀭𒅁), in Sumerian religion, is a goddess of earth, and one of the consorts of the sky god Anu. She is the mother of the goddess Ninsun and a grandmother of the hero Gilgamesh.

However, Uras may only have been another name for Antum, Anu's wife.[1] The name Uras even became applied to Anu himself, and acquired the meaning "heaven".[1] Ninurta also was apparently called Uras in later times.[2]

Urash is a distinct deity from the god Urash who was a minor farming deity known as the tutelary god of Dilbat and as the father of Nanaya.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Wayne Horowitz (1 January 1998). Mesopotamian Cosmic Geography. Eisenbrauns. pp. 231–. ISBN 978-0-931464-99-7.
  2. ^ Jeremy Black; Anthony Green (1992). Gods, Demons and Symbols of Ancient Mesopotamia: An Illustrated Dictionary. University of Texas Press. pp. 182–. ISBN 978-0-292-70794-8.
  3. ^ M. Krebernik, Uraš A [in:] Reallexikon der Assyriologie und vorderasiatischen Archäologie vol. 14, 2014, p. 404; note that in the electronic edition authors of the entry on the two deities named Uraš and geographical location in Asia Minor are accidentally swapped
  • Michael Jordan, Encyclopedia of Gods, Kyle Cathie Limited, 2002