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  • Artemis Vs Diana

    regarding the goddess Diana. In Ephesus, craftsmen quarreled to the authorities regarding Paul’s preaching: In addition, a sanctuary of Artemis/Diana in Ephesus believed to have transpired due to the Amazons; a race of warlike women living by the river Thermodon. Besides Ephesus occurring as the center for Artemis’s cult, it became a magnet for practitioners of magical arts and Christian devotees. Predominantly, after the crucifixion of Jesus, Christians put forth their influence increasingly in Ephesus. Today Christians make regular pilgrimages there to venerate two people in particular: Mary, the Blessed Virgin, and Saint Paul. Ashtoreth/Asherah Various goddesses became recognized as being parallel to Ashtoreth/Asherah; such as Ishtar or Inanna, the goddess of the Assyrians and Babylonians. Suitably, the worship of Ashtoreth and the god Baal persisted with immense significance in the surrounding land of Canaan occurring various times in the Bible. Moreover, Hebrew scholars now feel that the goddess Ashtoreth mentioned so often in the Bible occurs as an intentional alternate of the Greek name Astarte. Their foremost allure concerned lewd behavior within their worship. The Hebrew word boshet, ‘shame,’” indicates the Hebrew contempt for her cult. Ashtoreth, among other goddesses, became known as “the queen of heaven” and is noted as one of the major deities’ King Solomon was involved within the Bible. ; Characteristically, among other goddesses, Ashtoreth, also…

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  • The Inanna Goddess Story

    The second Goddess story I felt inspired to discuss is that of Inanna. Inanna is the Sumerian Goddess of love, fertility and war and Queen of Heaven. She is presented as a dynamic and powerful Goddess. Like many Gods and Goddesses, there are a variety of stories surrounding her origins and existence. She was said to have driven a lion drawn chariot and participated in battle yet was also a sensual, passionate Goddess. Inanna was revered in Sumer, a region in Mesopotamia which is now modern day…

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  • Inanna's Descent In Greek Mythology

    Their Descents, Their Reasons The world was created by many methods for various reasons; according to the myths, a lot of gods and goddesses were born after this world was created. By their own roles, they have ruled over from a small tribe to a big society that is larger than a country with diverse names. Inanna, Ishtar, and Aphrodite are the goddesses who have similar roles, personalities, and characteristics but different names because those three regions of myths are adjoined. However, the…

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  • Sacry In Ancient Mesopotamia

    A particular instance of these mimicry acts was that of reassuring the filling of the communal store house. One region would typically share a communal storage house in which the harvest’s yield would be kept in; the patron goddess of this storage house was called Inanna. A Mesopotamian artifact called the Uruk Vase illustrates the rite of sacred marriage and the story of how Inanna becomes married to Dumuzi. The husband Dumuzi, meaning “the one great source of date clusters”, is the embodiment…

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  • Sappho And Enheduanna Analysis

    The advantage to her poetry becoming known was through her high social standing. She was the daughter of Akkad king Sargon which inherently made her a high priestess, eventually of Ur (Black 37). This advantage allowed her to write poetry honoring her personal goddess Inanna, the goddess of love, fertility and warfare and ultimately making Enheduanna the first named historical author (Binkley 47). Enheduanna’s respect for Inanna was shown throughout three of her poems, her most famous one being…

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  • A Comparison Of Persephone And The Hero's Journey

    display similar shamanistic traits of communicating with the spirits and gods via altered states of consciousness. That said, this story also relates to themes of spiritual communication and healing, but with a slight twist. This spiritual descent is forced upon Persephone instead of being a willing choice, like Inanna, perhaps being an extension of the idea of evil spirits toying with people. Then, just as she is about to escape, Persephone is permanently bound to the Underworld by eating the…

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  • Amazon Warrior Women Analysis

    These traits can be seen in the Scythian woman, the Hittite civilisation and in the Goddess’ Ishtar/Inanna. Though what must be noted when reading her interpretations of the Amazonian women is that Wilde is not a historian, and before this had no experience investigating historical issues. Wilde also has a lot of conflicting evidence, especially that concerning the Scythian woman, and the goddesses’ Ishtar/Inanna. To an extent Lyn Webster Wilde’s construction of the Amazonian woman in On the…

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  • Genesis In Insauna

    The first and most obvious one is the repetition of the word “day” and the creation of “days”, which is shown in Inanna in the very first line, “In the first days, in the very first days” and in the Genesis by the repetition of the phrase “And there was evening and there was morning, a first day,” which changes later in the text to “a second day,” then “a third day”, all the way to seven days (Genesis, verse 1, pg 1-2) (Wolkstein, pg 4). Imagery related to gardens is also present in both origin…

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  • Mesopotamian Religion Essay

    Each deity had his or her own responsibility and whoever did not follow or worship him or her would end up in problems. An, was a deity of the skies, and also the father of other deities. In other words, a was the chief of all the other deities. An, was therefore respect since he was a supreme god and if anyone made a mistake of not worshipping, then he or she would suffer the consequences. Enki was the deity of the fresh water and he is praised for his wisdom (Schneider, 31). Enki was portrayed…

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  • Sumer: Ancient Mesopotamian Civilization

    while ziggurats served as meeting places of worship. One of their major god-kings was Dumuzi. Dumuzi was the god of vegetation and livestock, which was a huge portion of Sumerian life. He was believed to be responsible for the abundance of several different crops, and the more he was worshipped and pleased with the people, the better their harvest would be. He was believed to also have the power to produce healthy lambs. Dumuzi appears in two types of myths: those that center on his courtship…

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