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Who is Ishtar? Mesopotamian goddess – West Asian religion

By |2018-04-15T12:09:53+00:00September 15th, 2017|Religion, West Asia|

The Mesopotamian goddess Ishtar or Inanna Ishtar (also called Inanna) was an important goddess of West Asia. Beginning at least by 3000 BC she was worshipped by the Sumerians, and by the Akkadians, and theBabylonians, and the Assyrians. Like most other female goddesses, Ishtar was a fertility goddess, but Ishtar was fiercer and more powerful than the Greek goddesses like Athena or Aphrodite. According [...]

Who was Enheduanna? Akkadian literature

By |2018-04-15T12:09:52+00:00September 15th, 2017|Literature, West Asia|

One of Enheduanna's poems, in cuneiform on a clay tablet Nobody knows Enheduanna's real name, if she had one. "Enheduanna" means "High Priestess, Ornament of the god An", but that's what people called her. Enheduanna's father was King Sargon of Akkad, and her mother was Queen Tashlultum. Enheduanna herself must have been born about 2285 BC. When she grew up, Enheduanna [...]

Akkadians – Mesopotamia – West Asian history

By |2018-09-27T06:51:08+00:00September 13th, 2017|History, West Asia|

Head of Akkadian king (maybe Sargon) Sargon of Akkad Sargon of Akkad gradually conquered the area between the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers around 2300 BC. Who did Sargon conquer? More about Mesopotamia The Akkadians spoke a Semitic language, like the Amorites. Sargon, according to Sumerian literature, was born to an Akkadian high priestess and a poor father, maybe a [...]