Ereshkigal was the Sumerian Goddess of Attalu, the land of the dead and ancestral memories. Ereshkigal, the dark moon Goddess, represents the devouring of life and its subsequent renewal. She rules over the magickal arts, secret knowledge and oracles.
She is described as a young woman with dark hair and pale skin, with beautiful proportions but whose feet are bird of prey talons. She has a strong pair of wings on her back. Like most gods, her head is surrounded by a crown. Her fathomless eyes are deep black. Alongside her are two owls, her devoted animals and she is able to turn into one of them.