The Descent of Inanna: An Adaption

From the Sumerian and Akkadian Descent myths.

The text which follows was written as classroom material for California State University, Los Angeles’ 2020 Ancient Near East history syllabus.

It may be presented as “reader’s theater”, with each part written specifically for the various figures featured in this, the most prolific myth of the Mesopotamian people.

Narrator: Here follows the story of Inanna, once a maiden and goddess of the storehouse.

Here follows the story of Inanna, the goddess who defeated the god Enki in a drinking game and took the Divine Measures as her prize. 

Here follows the story of Inanna, the goddess who seized control of the Temple of Heaven from An, the father of the gods. 

Here follows the story of Inanna, who having gained the powers of Heaven and Earth, set her sights on the Great Below. 

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