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In Sumerian and Akkadian (Babylonian and Assyrian[?]) mythology Ereshkigal, wife of Nergal, was the goddess of Hell. She managed the destiny of those who were beyond the grave, in the Underworld, where she was queen. Ereshkigal was the only one who could pass judgement and give laws in her kingdom. Her main temples were at Kutha[?] and Sippar[?].

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