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Mesopotamia / Religions / Gods and goddesses /
Akkad / Religion /
Other spelling: BÍlit

In Akkadian religion, the name for the goddess Ninlil. The name is derived from 'beltu' or 'beltum', meaning "lady" or "mistress". The term was expanded to Belit-ili, meaning "Lady of the Gods", which was the name used for the Sumerian goddess Ninhursag.

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