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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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The first possibility leads us to consider the nature of Dumuzid's role in these narratives in his capacity both as god and as substitute, focusing here on the sequence of events as it is recounted specifically in Inana 's Descent.
Inana Dance Theatre presents Zenobia Queen of the Levant at the Cultural Hall (next to the Bahrain Museum), 8.
19) Inana is raped by Sukaletuda after having come to rest under a solitary poplar tree located at the edge of Sukaletuda's plot of land.
Bahrani cites as support the images on the Stele of Vultures and the Royal Standard of Ur and the accounts of the stripping of Inana and Dumuzi in the literary texts, Inana's Descent to the Netherworld among them.
Inana takes on such weighty subjects as cultural heritage, war and torture.
On the one hand, some maintain that sexual intercourse did indeed take place between the king, representing the god Dumuzi, and a priestess or the queen, representing the goddess Inana.
Highest honors went to: Alex Ablavsky, Daniel Cai, Bradley Couture, Inana Dairim, Braden Doucette, Delaney Douglas, Madeline Jenkins, John Kilgo, Jared Kovach, Christopher Lamplough, Eileen McGarry, Chad Morgan, Erin O'Donnell, Lindsey Owen, Julia Payson, Trevor Pilkington, Julia Reverdy, Jennifer Rieth, Kara Shamsi, Joel Sharin, Emily Suglia, Steven Tang, Katherine Tattersall, Sorin Vatasoiu, Prashanth Vennapusa, Priyatham Vennapusa and Anna Walsh.
According to a number of literary texts, kings from the late third and early second millennia (1)--and perhaps even earlier--consummated a ritual union with Inana, the goddess of love and war.
Other outstanding performances included Nick Soto (100-meter, long jump), Nick Giovinazzo (100-meter), Patrick Kennedy (third place in shot put), Chad Morgan (shot put), William Perreira (shot put), Inana Dairi (mini-javelin), and Cody Jardine (long jump).
Geller offers a new edition of a difficult Ur III composition about the goddess Inana, using notes on the text given to him by Jacobsen himself.
High honors went to: Ian Bleecker, Mackenzie Bowman-Snoddy, Alexandra Campbell, Kelly Clark, Garrett Curran, Julie Czapkowski, Inana Dairi, Victoria Danby, Anna DiMario, Braden Doucette, Helen Duros, Darby Gould, Amanda Gustafson, James Harvey, Daniel Henson, Kelsey Keenan, Daniel Kennedy, John Kilgo, Jared Kovach, Tess Kremer, Olivia Magnussen, Benjamin Mandelbaum, Stephen McAndrews, Eileen McGarry, Jessica Miller, Erin O'Donnell, Trevor Pilkington, Connor Pokorney, Nicolas Raduazo, Mollie Reich, Juliette Richard, Kara Shamsi, Kyle Shanley, Emily Suglia, Katherine Tattersall, Prashanth Vennapusa, Priyatham Vennapusa, Anna Walsh and Zollie Yavarow.
Inana is addressed, besides by her own name, as Nin-e-gal-la, "the lady of the palace:" hence the title of the book.