Aruru



the Akkadian goddess personifying earth, who assisted Marduk in the creation of human beings: the counterpart of the Sumerian Ki.
Historical Examples

Aruru washed her hands, she broke off a piece of clay, she cast it on the ground.
Myths & Legends of Babylonia & Assyria Lewis Spence

Have we perhaps in Aruru the real name of the old goddess of Erech?
The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria Morris Jastrow

The goddess Aruru created the seed of men together with him.
The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria Morris Jastrow

Aruru washes her hands, takes a bit of clay, and throws it on the ground.
The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria Morris Jastrow

After this incidental mention of Aruru, the narrative passes back undisturbed to Marduk.
The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria Morris Jastrow

I venture to suggest, therefore, that Aruru and Ishtar of Erech are one and the same personage.
The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria Morris Jastrow

The goddess Aruru created the seed of mankind along with him.
Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations Archibald Sayce

To Gilgamesh, Eabani’s coming is revealed and he asks his mother Aruru to interpret the dream.
The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria Morris Jastrow

The people in their distress appeal to Aruru to create a rival to Gilgamesh.
An Old Babylonian Version of the Gilgamesh Epic Anonymous

Aruru was in that earlier form the creator of man, and probably was said to have formed him from clay, as in the Gilgamesh epic.
Archology and the Bible George A. Barton

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