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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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29.Rabbana innana nakhafu any-yafrota 'alayna aw an-yatgha
Otros paralelismos ponen de relieve la filiacion: en la Epopeya de Gilgamesh, el heroe se convierte en juez de los muertos (como Minos) y su amigo Enkidu desciende a un tenebroso inframundo (como Odiseo); en el mito de Innana, la diosa intenta rescatar a su amante Tammuz (como Orfeo) y termina siendo rescatada por Enki (como Alcestis).
* Post response on on-line discussion board by class-time: What happens to identity in Innana's Descent and Ovid's Orpheus, and how does it compare to the other texts we've read?
Meagher points to the dualism of Innana and Erishkegal -- the primordial goddesses of Life and Death in Mesopotamian myth -- only as evidence of misogyny in Indo-European culture.
In Voices of the Earth we work with a pre-patriarchal Sumerian myth called Descent of Innana. In this myth there are two sisters, Erishigal and Innana.
Si es cierto que hay obras "canonicas" de la literatura universal que antes no lo fueron porque no habian sido descubiertas, como el Poema de Gilgamesh o el Satiricon, ?por que aun no se considera en ese nivel a los Himnos a Innana, de Enjeduana, la primera mujer poeta, descubierta hace relativamente poco?
*[s.sub.1]i[r.sub.3](i)[k.sub.2]tam a bestowal." 'a[s.sub.1] [k.sub.2]V [r.sub.3] "*I bestowed *'ana [s.sub.1]i[r.sub.3](i) [k.sub.2]tim as a bestowal ..." ana suati Zababa u Innana ana Samsuiluna rubem talimisunu sulmam u balatam sa kima Sin u Samas darium ana qistim liqisusum ana se-ri- ik-tim li-is-ru-ku-sum "on account of this may Zababa and Istar grant as a present well-being and an eternal life forever like Sin and Samas to Samsuiluna the prince, their beloved brother, may they bestow (them) on him as a gift." (47) summa ugbabtum naditum ulu sekretum sa abusa se-ri-ik-tam is-ru-ku-si- im "if there is an ugbabtum, a naditum, or a sekretum whose father bestows upon her a dowry ..." (48)
MADRONNA HOLDEN, author of the play "The Descent of Innana," will read at 5 p.m.
Innana, Joseph, and other figures from ancient Near Eastern mythologies shadow the lovers and strangers on Darwish's pages.