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HannaHannas, Grandmother.

[to Whom the twenty-third day of May, day 143, is dedicated]

Geography/Culture: Hittite: Gulsas; perhaps originally Hattite.
Linguistic Note: perhaps the origin of the Semitic feminine name Hannah, see Anne.
Description: Goddess Queen of the highest heaven; She Who ensures the restoration of fertility, growth, happiness and celebration when it is needed; Oldest of all; Mother of the Gods; Mother of all the people; Ruler of Deities and all people; She Who possesses wisdom beyond wisdom; Life bringer; She Who gives comfort, reassurance and aid to those who call upon Her; She Who can cleanse fury from the soul.
Lovely divine maidens (bearing sesame and nectar) aided Her restoration of Telipinu, and are part of Her entourage.
To Whom Sacred: sesame; nectar; bee (Her messenger); eagle.
Male Associates: Telipinu, god of fertility, whom She woke from his sleep by sending a bee to find, and sting, him awake. Kamrusepas, the magician who aids Her in recovering Telipinu's sanity. Source: Monaghan BGH 127; Stone AMWv1 195-8; Pritchard ANEv1 88.

worked on: August 6, 1991; May 1995.

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