Myth 101 – Kubaba, Queen and Goddess

Apr 19th, 2011 by Safron Rossi Ph.D. in Myth 101

Kubaba was an ancient queen of Sumeria, the only one listed on the Sumerian king list. She is said to have ruled during the period Early Dynastic III period (ca. 2500-2330 BC).

She has strong associations with being worshiped as a Mother Goddess and her symbolism includes a pomegranate and a mirror.

Kububa, holding a pomegranate in her right hand and a mirror in her left. Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, Ankara, Turkey

Her most important center of worship was in the ancient Syrian city of Carchemish on the upper Euphrates.


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