Daily Archives: December 21, 2015

The Sumerian God Dumuzi and the Winter Solstice

Dumuzi (Dumuzid/Tammuz) was called “The Shepherd God” among the ancient Sumerians. The young god courted the goddess Inanna (they are shown together in the image at left). Later, after Inanna’s famous descent into the underworld, Dumuzi frees her by replacing … Continue reading

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