Nanshe Timeline

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  • 3000 BCE - 2000 BCE
    Nanshe first mentioned, grows in popularity as goddess of social justice and fair commerce.
  • c. 2144 BCE - 2124 BCE
    Reign of Gudea, governor of Lagash, who wrote recorded his dream vision The Building of Ningirsu's Temple, featuring Nanshe.
  • c. 2125 BCE
    Nanshe features prominently in the text The Building of Ningirsu's Temple.
  • 2047 BCE - 1700 BCE
    Ur III Period in which Gudea is worshipped as a god for his piety and Nanshe remains a popular goddess.
  • c. 100 CE - c. 200 CE
    Nanshe's symbol of the fish used by new faith of Christianity.