|Ancient Near Eastern peoples associated Dumuzid with the springtime, when the land was fertile and abundant, but, during the summer months, when the land was dry and barren, it was thought that Dumuzid had "died"||1987 , "Dying and Rising Gods", in Eliade, Mircea ed|
|Ackerman, Susan 2006 , Day, Peggy Lynne ed||Geshtinanna, however, refuses to tell them where her brother has gone|
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|2007 , , Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic,• Dumuzid comes to court her, along with a farmer named||: The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth, New York City, new York: HarperCollins,• Death [ ] Main narrative [ ] Ancient Sumerian impression showing Dumuzid being tortured in the Underworld by the demons Towards the end of the epic poem ETCSL , Dumuzid's wife Inanna escapes from the Underworld, but is pursued by a horde of demons, who insist that someone else must take her place in the Underworld|
|The sole exception to this rule is a single Assyrian inscription in which a man requests Tammuz that, when he descends to the Underworld, he should take with him a troublesome ghost who has been haunting him||According to the , Dumuzid was the fifth king of the city of|
|Damu is the name most closely associated with Dumuzid's return in autumn after the dry season has ended||Later rescensions of the Adonis legend reveal that he was believed to have been slain by a wild boar during a hunting trip|
|In the , Dumuzid is listed as an king of the city of and also an early king of the city of||My untilled land lies fallow|
Inanna later regrets this decision and decrees that Dumuzid will spend half the year in the Underworld, but the other half of the year with her, while his sister Geshtinanna stays in the Underworld in his place, thus resulting in the cycle of the seasons.