It was at this time that Erech received the name of "the City," which it continued to bear when written ideographically.
Erech had been governed by the divine Dumuzi, the husband of the goddess Ishtar.
The feast celebrating this resurrection was removed from Erech to Babylon.
Have we perhaps in Aruru the real name of the old goddess of Erech?
So many tablets were preserved in this temple that Erech was called the "city of books."
He is here recorded to have reigned in Erech for 1,200 years.
Erech was made his capital, and doubtless now received its Sumerian title of "the City" par excellence.
After the overthrow of the celestial bull the heroes return to Erech.
According to our Sumerian text he reigned in Erech for a hundred years.
So he sat at the feet of Ukhut while she told him of Erech and its king.