The Underworld of Ereshkigal

How the Sumerian Goddess Taught Me Shadow Work Through Chakras

Her name literally means “Queen of the Great Earth.” Maybe you’ve come across her before as Allat or Irkalla, the latter of which is the literal name for the Underworld.

Source: Wikimedia Commons / Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Ereshkigal is the dark sister of much more popular goddess Inanna. While Inanna is associated with the planet Venus and rules over love, sex, beauty, art…