The name Easter may, or may not, be derived from the Sumerian goddess Inanna, or Ishtar—the source of the Hebrew name Esther.
The name Eve is derived from a Sumerian pun on the word for rib.
In Sumerian culture, beer is referenced on the earliest recovered tablet.
He credits this to the Semitic element in the population, as in Sumerian towns there is no trace of town-planning.
Changes in the manner of reading the Sumerian names are frequent.
Both may find their true equivalents in some of the missing royal names at the head of the Sumerian Dynastic List.
We fortunately possess an instructive Sumerian parallel to our passage.
In the early stages of Sumerian culture, the gods and goddesses who formed groups were indistinguishable from demons.
For we have now recovered some of those originals, and they are not Semitic but Sumerian.
Each of the Sumerian cities seems generally to have been an independent state with a god of its own and priests of its own.
1874, from French Sumérien (1872), from Sumer, name of a district in ancient Babylonia.