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Tuesday, April 10, 2012
I is for INANNA
If you are unfamiliar with the goddess Inanna, I recommend giving her a look. She is a Sumerian goddess, much of whom seems to have been assimilated into the Akkadian Ishtar. Her journey to the Underworld has been reconstructed due to a greater availability of the fragmentary sources and the subject of much treatment. For a popular/scholarly reconstruction and treatment, see Wolkstein & Kramer's book. It is not known with certainty if the Old Babylonian image below is of Inanna/Ishtar, Ereshkigal, or Lilitu/Lilith.