Stephen Shifflett's Reviews > Inanna, Queen of Heaven and Earth: Her Stories and Hymns from Sumer

Inanna, Queen of Heaven and Earth by Diane Wolkstein
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May 08, 2012

really liked it
Read in May, 2012

As they are among the first myths ever written down from the first great civilization (arguably), the myths and hymns to Inanna should be more widely known. They tell us much about our common humanity. They also illustrate how important the female and female deities were in a time when agricultural civilizations could thrive before the herding, patriarchal-warrior societies began dominating (replete with all their sky god, misogynistic moralities we've inherited today).
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Vanessa Yes unfortunately we have the most violent and back warded inheritress.

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