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Belili


A Sumerian deity who preceded Ishtar as the beautiful goddess of love.  She was also a lunar goddess, a goddess of trees, wells, and springs, and the ruler of the Underworld.  Belili, who is also known as Queen Belili, is both the sister and the lover of the pomegranate god Du'uzu.  Her divinatory son Beli (identified with the Babylonian Earth god Bel) was originally the god of willow trees, and later became the Great God of Light.


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