Goddess of the Day, Ningal the Lady of the Reeds

As many of you have noticed, I have been missing in action! I have been dealing with a lot of changes in my personal life, they are positive ones but nevertheless very time-consuming and exhausting. It has now been about a month since I have done any serious spiritual work and with that I have been feeling a bit disconnected. So for the past week I have been reconnecting and sending my love and thoughts to my spirit allies.

When I woke up this morning I was inspired to look into my book 365 Goddess and share with you the goddess that was being honored today. As you know I work with the Sumerian Pantheon and it was such a pleasure to open the book and see that the goddess that we are honoring today was the Sumerian Goddess Ningal.

Ningal

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Ningal is known in the Sumerian Pantheon as the Lady of the Reeds. She oversees and protects areas where reeds grow and wetlands. Since wetlands are areas that are affected by the tide and the tide is directly affected by the moon she is also commonly associated with the moon. Interestingly she is the consort of Nanna, he is the Sumerian lunar deity. So just as she is affected by the love of her life Nanna, that which she rules over in the natural world is also affected by the moon. Ningal and her beloved where the patron gods for the city of Ur. Ningal gave birth to Utu the Sun God and Inanna the Queen of the Heavens, which were very important figures in the Sumerian pantheon.

So today we take a moment to honor or simply educate yourself about the importance of wetlands all over our precious planet. If you feel called to you can give a donation to wetlands conservation efforts. If you live near one go and try to connect with the goddess and see what you can do to help her protect that sacred natural space.

Once again I am happy to feel my strong connection with spirit and I know that though my everyday life for the past months have been consumed with mundane things, that my beloved helping spirits are always there waiting to connect and inspire me in some way.

Resources:

365 Goddess by Patricia Telesco

Sumerian Mythology by Samuel  Noah Kramer

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