Taken from the Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of World Religions
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Today’s religious topic is as follows:
“Bau”, (Sumerian), also called Nininsina, Akkadian Gula, or Ninarrak, in MESOPOTAMIAN RELIGIONS, city goddess of Urukug in the Lagash region and, as Nininsina, the Queen of Isin, city goddess of Isin, south of Nippur.
Bau seems originally to have been goddess of the dog; as Nininsina she was long represented with a dog’s head, and the dog was her emblem, though later she became a goddess of healing. She was a daughter of An, king of the gods, and the wife of Pabilsag, a rain god who was also called NINURTA, or Ningirsu.
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