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Inanna, Lady of Largest Heart : Poems of the Sumerian High Priestess Enheduanna

Inanna, Lady of Largest Heart : Poems of the Sumerian High Priestess Enheduanna
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  • ISBN-13: 9780292752412
  • ISBN: 0292752415
  • Edition: 1st
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press

AUTHOR

Betty De Shong Meador

SUMMARY

"That these poems deal immediately with the very popular 'goddess literature' and with an individual woman in a most important historical situation should give this work widespread appeal."-John Maier, SUNY College at Brockport, cotranslator of the Epic of GilgameshThe earliest known author of written literature was a woman named Enheduanna, who lived in ancient Mesopotamia around 2300 BCE. High Priestess to the moon god Nanna, Enheduanna came to venerate the goddess Inanna above all gods in the Sumerian pantheon. The hymns she wrote to Inanna constitute the earliest written portrayal of an ancient goddess. In their celebration of Enheduanna' relationship with Inanna, they also represent the first existing account of an individual' consciousness of her inner life.This book provides the complete texts of Enheduanna' hymns to Inanna, skillfully and beautifully rendered by Betty De Shong Meador, who also discusses how the poems reflect Enheduanna' own spiritual and psychological liberation from being an obedient daughter in the shadow of her ruler father. Meador frames the poems with background information on the religious and cultural systems of ancient Mesopotamia and the known facts of Enheduanna' life. With this information, she explores the role of Inanna as the archetypal feminine, the first goddess who encompasses both the celestial and the earthly and shows forth the full scope of women' potential.Betty De Shong Meador is the author of 'Inanna, Lady of Largest Heart : Poems of the Sumerian High Priestess Enheduanna' with ISBN 9780292752412 and ISBN 0292752415.

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