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Happy Birthday, Inanna!

The birth of the Goddess Inanna has been celebrated annually on this day since ancient times. Inanna is the Sumerian Queen of Heaven and Earth, and a deity who presides over both love and war.

Inanna, Lady of Largest Heart

child of the Moon God
a soft bud swelling
her queen’s robe cloaks the slender stem …

Steps, yes she steps her narrow foot
on the furred back
of a wild lapis lazuli bull.

And she goes out
white-sparked, radiant
in the dark vault of evening’s sky
star-steps in the street
through the Gate of Wonder.

Poems of the Sumerian High Priestess Enheduanna
excerpt from translation by Betty De Shong Meador

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  • January 3, 2009, 8:00 pm Sage BrightHeart

    Thank you for this wonderful remembrance and homage to Inanna. She is special to me and reading your post and the poem excerpt really made my heart sing with joy.

    Many blessings in the new year.

  • January 5, 2009, 7:50 am Beth Owl's Daughter

    You too! And may Inanna always be near our hearts, on this day and all days!
    – B.