Ashnan, also known as Ezina or Ezina-Kusu,[1] was the goddess of grain in Mesopotamia. She and her brother Lahar, both children of Enlil, were created by the gods to provide the Annunaki with food, but when the heavenly creatures were found unable to make use of their products, humankind was created to provide an outlet for their services.[2]

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  1. Taiz, Lincoln; Taiz, Lee (2017). Flora Unveiled: The Discovery and Denial of Sex in Plants. Oxford University Press. p. 104. ISBN 0190490268. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  2. Samuel Noah Kramer (1964). The Sumerians: their history, culture and character. University of Chicago Press. pp. 220–. ISBN 978-0-226-45238-8. Retrieved 23 May 2011.

Michael Jordan, Encyclopedia of Gods, Kyle Cathie Limited, 2002

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