Ištar of Nineveh

@article{Lambert2004ItarON,
  title={I{\vs}tar of Nineveh},
  author={Wilfred George Lambert},
  journal={Iraq},
  year={2004},
  volume={66},
  pages={35 - 39}
}
Ištar of Nineveh at first glance presents a dilemma for the researcher. While she was a most important goddess, patron of a major town in north Mesopotamia, very little is known about her. As to her importance, in Hurrian religion Teššub and Ša'uška of Nineveh were heads of the pantheon. Here she is given her Hurrian name, Ša'uška. Thus the Mitanni king Tušratta in the Amarna letter no. 23, to Amenophis III, writes that Ša'uška of Nineveh, lady of all the lands (dMÙŠ ša uru ni-i-na nin kur-kur… 
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