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Wurusemu, `---'.

[to Whom the twenty-seventh day of March, day 086, is dedicated]

Geography/Culture: Hattite, adopted by the conquering Hittites.

Description: Great Goddess of the sun and the seasonal year; Sun Goddess of Arinna; Source of all warmth; Parent of all people; Mother of Deities; Bestower of sovereignty in heaven and on earth; Settler of boundary disputes; Dispenser of mercy and compassion. See also Wurusemu in the Goddess Anthology.

To Whom are sacred: lioness; perhaps vulture; high-priestess-queens; the number 8 (rituals performed before 8 statues of Her, each statue named after previous high-priestess queens).

Male associates: She had two sons, both weather Gods, by consort Taru, God of storm. He became Her consort after the Hittite conquest.

Titles, Variants, etc.

Sources: ARAS/2Df.019; BGH/307; WGW.MS/44-5, 76, 96, 145-6.


Geography/Culture: Hattite - Hittite.

Description: Title of Wurusemu as Sun Goddess of, and Eponym, of the City Arinna.

Titles, Variants, etc.

Hulla, `---'.

Geography/Culture: Hittite, prob. adopted from Hattites.

Linguistic note: see Hulda, linguistic notes.

Desciption: Perhaps She and Her sister represented the waxing and the waning year, and so might be equivalent to the un-named dual form of Hepat `Earth-mother'.

Titles, Variants, etc.

Kupaba, `---'.

Geography/Culture: Anatolian?

Titles, Variants, etc.

Source: AMWv2/193.

Mezulla, `---',

Description: She Who with Her Sister Hulla, perhaps represent the waning and waxing year.

Titles, Variants, etc.

Zintuhi, `---'.

Geography/Culture: Hattite > Hittite.

Description: Grand-daughter or niece aspect of Wurusemu.

Titles, Variants, etc.

Source: WGW.MS/96.

worked on: April 1992; May 1995
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