. Living in 2300 bce, sumerian high priestess enheduanna became the first author of historical record by signing her name to a collection of hymns written for forty-two temples throughout the southern half of ancient Mesopotamia, the civilization now known as Sumer. Each of her hymns confirmed to the worshipers in each city the patron deity's unique character and significance.
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University of Texas Press. The hymns she wrote to Inanna constitute the earliest written portrayal of an ancient goddess. In their celebration of enheduanna's relationship with Inanna, they also represent the first existing account of an individual's consciousness of her inner life. This book provides the complete texts of enheduanna's hymns to Inanna, skillfully and beautifully rendered by Betty De Shong Meador, who also discusses how the poems reflect Enheduanna's own spiritual and psychological liberation from being an obedient daughter in the shadow of her ruler father.
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A critique of doris Lessing’s novels captures the felt sense of descent and discovery. Thus we learn that there are many routes for exploring the lost initiations of women into the progress of their souls and the ways of the Goddess. Her description of a Blessingway Sing reveals the balance of feminine and masculine achieved in the Navajo culture.
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One of the most valuable features of this book is the quantity of texts and fragments which are published for the first time in a form available to the general reader. Harper Perennial. The sumerians, the pragmatic and gifted people who preceded the Semites in the land first known as Sumer and later as Babylonia, created what was probably the first high civilization in the history of man, spanning the fifth to the second millenniums B.
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The babylonian version has been known for over a century, but linguists are still deciphering new fragments in Akkadian and Sumerian. Oxford university Press, USA. The story tells of gilgamesh’s adventures with the wild man Enkidu, and of his arduous journey to the ends of the earth in quest of the Babylonian Noah and the secret of immortality.
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