Nanshe is described as "she how knows the orphan, knows the widow, seeks justice for the poor, and shelter for the weak."
Her symbols are fish because she is orginal the goddess of water and fishing and the pelican which in folk tales will open its own chest to feed its young.
She is the goddess of social justice, prophecy, fertility and fishing. She is said to have dominion over the Persian Gulf and all the animals with in.
Her power seat is the Sirara temple in the city of Nina.