The Sumerian pantheon is huge with hundreds of gods, monsters and demons. The ruling class among the gods are the gods who decree, the gods who have the right to give orders to other members of the pantheon. As Nisaba is working for Enki, she is not part of this divine elite.
Nisaba was named the scribe of the gods by Enki. She was the first philologist, kept records, chronicled events, and performed various other bookwork-related duties for the gods. She was also in charge of marking regional borders. On the first day of the new year, she settled disputes between mortals and gave aid to those in need. She has always been cooperating closely with Ninhursaga, trying to support Enki in his endeavors to protect mankind. As an admirer of literature, she loves to analyze characters and their motives and thus keeps tabs on all the other gods as well. For example, she holds a monthly meeting with Nanna, the moon god, who helps her with her prophecies, as seeing the future is his specialty.
The decision of the Gods to leave Earth was a terrible blow to her. She not only lost her human audience but also her job as the teacher of humanity, which had given her deep satisfaction. And what's worse, the ignorance of most of her relatives, when it comes to reading and broadening their minds, makes her see red. Therefore, each month she risks arousing Enki’s rage by ignoring his orders and sending her predictions to Earth in the hope that mankind will read them and heed her advice.