Cult of Inanna (Ishtar)

April 11th, 2023 at 4:29:01 PM permalink
DoubleGold
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There's a bunch of ancient sexual gods and goddesses that were worshiped but this one was around 23502150 BCE until a little after AD.


This one caught my attention as it pertains to modern culture.


The rainbow was a historical reference to represent the great deluge.

It could be also represented by Inanna, in a perversion of the historical reference or vice-versa.


Also, the month of June is important (her husband), especially around the summer solstice.


Noteworthy, is she was the goddess of war too (don't want to _piss her off...hint hint).

We have recently seen that in our youth.

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Inanna

Inanna is an ancient Mesopotamian goddess of love, beauty, war, and fertility. She is also associated with sex, divine law, and political power. She was originally worshiped in Sumer under the name "Inanna", and later by the Akkadians, Babylonians, and Assyrians under the name Ishtar.
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Individuals who went against the traditional gender binary were heavily involved in the cult of Inanna. During Sumerian times, a set of priests known as gala worked in Inanna's temples, where they performed elegies and lamentations. Men who became gala sometimes adopted female names and their songs were composed in the Sumerian eme-sal dialect, which, in literary texts, is normally reserved for the speech of female characters. Some Sumerian proverbs seem to suggest that gala had a reputation for engaging in anal sex with men. During the Akkadian Period, kurgarrū and assinnu were servants of Ishtar who dressed in female clothing and performed war dances in Ishtar's temples. Several Akkadian proverbs seem to suggest that they may have also had homosexual proclivities. Gwendolyn Leick, an anthropologist known for her writings on Mesopotamia, has compared these individuals to the contemporary Indian hijra. In one Akkadian hymn, Ishtar is described as transforming men into women.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inanna

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