“A Sumerian goddess of air, the wife of Enlil. Following the advice of her old mother Nundarshegunu, Ninlil so delighted Enlil, the storm god, that he came to her in three different forms. The resulting offspring were Nergal, the king of the underworld, Ninazu, another underworld deity, and a third deity, who remains unknown.”
Excerpted from: Murphy, Bruce, ed. Benet’s Reader’s Encyclopedia, Fourth Edition. New York: Harper Collins, 1996.