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Ereshkigal - Queen of the Great Earth Sumerian Goddess goddess of Irkalla (underworld), land of the dead, also called Irkalla. Ereshkigal was the only one who could pass judgment and give laws as ruler of Irkalla. Ishtar is her older sister in the Sumer, who became Inanna in Babylon. "The Descent of Inanna" . Inanna/Ishtar's trip


Etruscan pottery C.600BC~ Winged goddess with serpents. Here, serpents are identified as a good symbol (fertility, rebirth and regeneration)


Snake Goddess | Snake Goddess Minoan Snake Goddess from Knossos, Crete. c. 1600 BCE Replicas from original figurines exhibited in the Herakleion Archeological Museum, .


These female figurines are depictions of what is generally reffered to as the Minoan Snake Godess. The one on the left is made of fiance and was discovered by Arthur Evans in his excavation f Knossos. The one on the right (shown in front and 3/4 view) is carved out of ivory and was found much later. Whether the woman was an actual goddess or a priestess or just a crazy lady holding snakes is not acctually known.