Inanna

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Inanna

 

a deity in Sumerian mythology and religion. Protectress of the city of Uruk and its environs, Inanna was the goddess of fertility, carnal love, and discord. Later, she was the central feminine image in the Sumerian pantheon of gods. Inanna passed into Akkadian (Babylonian-Assyrian) mythology, where she was revered under the name Ishtar.

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We know of two hymns by her to the goddess Inanna in which she talks of herself in the first person.
But central to all extant versions of the hero's tale is a conflict between his ambitions and the goddess Inanna (or Ishtar as she is known to the Babylonians and other Semitic peoples).
cycle of hymns to the goddess Inanna as well as her brief experience in