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By Henriette Broekema

Inanna was once the nice goddess of the Sumerians, a those that lived 5000 12 months in the past within the position we all know this present day as Iraq the place was once created the 1st city civilization in human background. Inanna, the goddess of sexual love and hooked up with the planet Venus was once accountable for the fertility of the land and the later goddesses, the Greek Aphrodite and the Roman Venus followed many points of Inanna. The kings worshipped Inanna and celebrated along with her the Sacred Marriage ceremony, yet additionally they wanted her aid through the many wars they have been waging, which gave Inanna the features of a warrior goddess. As love goddess Inanna had a passionate love existence and her nice love used to be the shepherd Dumuzi, now not a god, yet a mortal human who wandered concerning the steppe along with his farm animals. The peasants sang love songs approximately Inanna and Dumuzi in the course of the many feasts of the successive agricultural seasons, believing that their love affair prompted the fertility of the vegetation and the fecundity of the farm animals. yet their idyll was once to not final for lengthy as Dumuzi used to be gruesomely murdered. the reply to the query of who killed Dumuzi and why, is hidden deep within the heritage of the traditional agrarian groups.

The Sumerians wrote their texts on clay drugs that when dried might be preserved until eventually our personal day and because of this astonishing piece of success we will consciousness of a couple of exceptional hymns and myths written approximately Inanna. those archaic texts name up human feelings that locate an answering reaction within the hearts of individuals this day and are nonetheless in a position to relocating us deeply. during this booklet the myths are instructed opposed to the again floor of Sumerian civilization and diverse points of society from this time also are mentioned, reminiscent of convent existence, divine kingship and funeral rites. One point of the funeral rites was once the good Wailing, a ceremony during which Inanna had an incredible function and which seems to be to were played in lots of nations round the Mediterranean within the Bronze Age and has left lines even within the previous and New testomony.

Henriette Broekema's e-book makes the advanced personality and historical past of goddess Inanna obtainable to the standard reader and in line with the texts from that point, in twenty six richly illustrated chapters, she succeeds in bringing the outstanding international of the goddess Inanna to life.

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Inanna, lady of heaven and earth

Inanna was once the nice goddess of the Sumerians, a those who lived 5000 12 months in the past within the position we all know this day as Iraq the place used to be created the 1st city civilization in human historical past. Inanna, the goddess of sexual love and attached with the planet Venus was once answerable for the fertility of the land and the later goddesses, the Greek Aphrodite and the Roman Venus followed many points of Inanna.

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