Ninti

Ninti 2
A exaggerated depiction of Ninti holding Enki’s rib.
In Sumerian mythology, Ninti, from Nin- “lady” + -ti “rib” / “to make live”, is a life goddess, of sorts, noted for her curing of Enki’s rib, which is said to have made its way into the story of god creating woman out of Adam’s rib (see: Adam). [1]

Overview
In the c.1250BC Nippur tablets, which describes the Sumerian version of the destruction of mankind, humans are characterized as "Ninti's creations". [3]

Synonyms
Ninti is also known as: “Nintu” (lady of birth) (Poebel, 1914) (Jordan, 1993), Ninhursaga (lady of the mountain), Ninmah (great queen), Mami (mother), Aruru (sister of Enlil), Belet-ili (lady of the gods [Akkadian]), is []. [2]

References
1. Greenberg, Gary. (2000). 101 Myths of the Bible: How Ancient Scribes Invented Biblical History (Myth #23: Eve Came from Adam’s rib, pgs. 54-55). Source Books.
2. (a) Poebel, Arno. (1914). Historical Texts, Issue One (translation, pgs. 17-20; date, pg. 24). Publisher.
(b) Jordan, Michael. (1993). Encyclopedia of Gods: Over 2,500 Deities of the World (pgs. 184-85). Facts on File, Inc.
3. Poebel, Arno. (1914). Historical Texts, Issue One (translation, pgs. 17-20; date, pg. 24). Publisher.

External links
Ninti – Wikipedia.
Mami (goddess) – Wikipedia.
Ninhursag – Wikipedia.

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