Hymn to Ereshkigal I

by Rebecca Buchanan

Eres Ki Gala
Dark-haired Queen of Irkalla
Who sleeps naked amid the bones
In her palace of brilliant blue

Eres Ki Gala
Black-haired Queen of Irkalla
Elder sister of tempestuous Inanna
Who defends her rightful realm with strength and cunning

Eres Ki Gala
Night-haired Queen of Irkalla
Who suckles lion cubs at her breasts
And lets loose the treasures of the earth

Eres Ki Gala
Fearsome
Awe-full
Queen of Irkalla

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