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Origin of the name BAU.
Etymology of the name BAU.
Meaning of the baby name BAU.


BAU.  The name of a goddess in the early religion of Babylonia (referred to before 2300 B.C.).  A ruler of Lagash who added her name to his own and called himself Ur-Bau, built her a temple at Uru-azaga ("brilliant town").  She was consort to Nin-girsu, the god of Girsu, another district of Lagash, and on New Year's Day, Zag-muk, called the Festival of Bau, bridegrooms were accustomed to offer presents to their chosen ones.  There does not seem to be any connection between Bau and the Hebrew Bohu.  Old inscriptions speak of her as the chief daughter of Anu (q.v.), the god of heaven.  In incantation texts she is the great mother, the begetter and also the healer of mankind, i.e., the goddess of abundance and fertility.  In processions the deities were carried in ships, and Bau's ship bore the name "the ship of the brilliant offspring." (An Encyclopedia of Religions, Canney, 1921)


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