Re: [ANE-2] Siris?
- Dear ANE and Stephanie,
I'm not sure my answer to this sent several hours ago reached ANE, so here
I go again.
Have a look at CAD s.v. sira$, beer. Also have a look at the ETCSL for a
hymn to Ninkasi, the beer goddess. There you will find bibliography.
On Wed, 2 Sep 2009 sbudin@... wrote:
> Greetings, All,
> I have recently come across some non-scholastic references to a
> supposedly Sumerian beer goddess names Siris. The name and
> association seem to go back to an article of Oppenheim's from 1950.
> Was the name "Siris" a misreading? I have never heard of this goddess
> before and I am wondering as to the origins of this character. Any
> help would be greatly appreciated.
> Many thanks in advance,
> Stephanie Budin
- Synthesis by Manfred Krebernik, "Nin-kasi und Sira$/Siris", in RLA 9,
5-6 (Berlin, 2000), pp. 442-444 ; for further materials, see Margaret
Jaques, "Le vocabulaire des sentiments dans les textes sumériens"
(Münster, 2006), pp. 77-78 note 182 (the epithets of the goddess). It is
interesting to remark, with Rivkah Harris ("Gender and Aging in
Mesopotamia" (Norman, 2000), p. 106), that "the occupation of female
brewer disappeared in the Old Babylonian period, but significantly the
deities of brewing and alcoholic beverages - Sirish and Ninkasi -
Université de Provence