Aruru washed her hands, she broke off a piece of clay, she cast it on the ground.
Have we perhaps in Aruru the real name of the old goddess of Erech?
The goddess Aruru created the seed of men together with him.
Aruru washes her hands, takes a bit of clay, and throws it on the ground.
After this incidental mention of Aruru, the narrative passes back undisturbed to Marduk.
I venture to suggest, therefore, that Aruru and Ishtar of Erech are one and the same personage.
The goddess Aruru created the seed of mankind along with him.
To Gilgamesh, Eabani's coming is revealed and he asks his mother Aruru to interpret the dream.
The people in their distress appeal to Aruru to create a rival to Gilgamesh.
Aruru was in that earlier form the creator of man, and probably was said to have formed him from clay, as in the Gilgamesh epic.