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  1. an ancient Sumerian and Babylonian city near the Euphrates in S Iraq: center for the worship of Ea; partially excavated.
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  • With the founding of Eridu, a limit was fixed for the 'deep.'

    The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria

    Morris Jastrow

  • The city of his residence was Eridu on the banks of the Euphrates.

    Sumerian Hymns

    Frederick Augustus Vanderburgh

  • The life of Tammuz at Eridu was romantic and his days ended in tragedy.

    Sumerian Hymns

    Frederick Augustus Vanderburgh

  • Probably the custom of weeping for Tammuz originated in the city of Eridu.

    Sumerian Hymns

    Frederick Augustus Vanderburgh

  • One of these was Nipur in the north, the other Eridu in the south.

    A Primer of Assyriology

    Archibald Henry Sayce

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