- the Akkadian goddess personifying earth, who assisted Marduk in the creation of human beings: the counterpart of the Sumerian Ki.
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Have we perhaps in Aruru the real name of the old goddess of Erech?
The goddess Aruru created the seed of men together with him.
Aruru washes her hands, takes a bit of clay, and throws it on the ground.
The goddess Aruru created the seed of mankind along with him.Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations
It becomes plausible, therefore, to trace the tradition ascribing the creation of man to Aruru to the same place.