|Enheduanna was the daughter
of Sargon, one of the most important leaders of pre-history.
Enheduanna is the first writer, of either men or women, whose name has
been preserved in history. Her Sumerian poems to Inanna, the goddess
of love, show her close relationship both to her faith and to the
Her poems were written (and preserved) on cuneiform tablets.
Please read Roberta Binkley's essays on Enheduanna at http://www.cddc.vt.edu/feminism/Enheduanna.html
Then read her works, as follows:
Her temple hymns: http://www_etcsl.orient.ox.ac.uk/section4/tr4801.htm
Her poem "Inninsagurra" ("A Hymn to Inana"): http://www_etcsl.orient.ox.ac.uk/section4/tr4073.htm
Her poem "Ninmesarra" ("The Exaltation of Inana"), which is addressed to Inana: http://www_etcsl.orient.ox.ac.uk/section4/tr4072.htm
Her poem "Inninmehusa" ("Inana and Ebih"): http://www_etcsl.orient.ox.ac.uk/section1/tr132.htm
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|Cover art from Inanna,
Lady of Largest Heart : Poems of the Sumerian High
by Betty De Shong Meador
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