Excerpt from Through the Gate of Wonder, Ch 1

Ubarum and Manishtushu looked over the requirements sent by Enheduanna regarding the upcoming marriage ritual to be held at the end of the harvest. To the king, it felt like every year the festival required more money and more resources from the crown, while it seemed the temple did nothing to absorb the cost of... Continue Reading →

Naram-sin – God King of the Akkadian Empire

I have written a lot about Enheduanna and her life in my blog, but have written very little about her nephew, Naram-sin. He was considered to be one of the greatest kings in Sumerian history, and some would say his political and militaristic abilities even surpassed that of his grandfather, Sargon the Great. Naram-sin reigned... Continue Reading →

Inanna and Ebih pt 3

After taking a day to celebrate International Women's Day, here is the last piece of the poem, Inanna and Ebih. In it, Inanna receives An's answer and then reacts the only way Inanna knows how....I'm not going to spoil it, the conclusion is below!   Inanna and Ebih pt 3   An king of the... Continue Reading →

Inanna and Ebih Pt 2

Here we go with part two of Inanna and Ebih! With tomorrow being Women Empowerment Day, I thought this was a fitting way to lead up to a full breakdown of Enheduanna's story and her struggle to take back what was stolen from her. I am inspired by what she accomplished so long ago, and... Continue Reading →

Inanna and Ebih Pt 1

In the poem, Inanna and Ebih written by the High Priestess Enheduanna, a story about how Inanna forces the mountain Ebih into submission. Inanna loses her support from the god An, so she must learn how to rely on herself to achieve her goal of forcing Ebih to bow to her power. Due to the... Continue Reading →

Throughout the dawn of History…

Life is a journey that sets a myriad of paths before us. Throughout History, the direction we take dictates the direction of the world in which we live. Along the way, mistakes are made and we promise ourselves that we will never make them again; only to forget and repeat them over and over throughout the course of time. Action and inaction determines our influence upon society and teaches us the power of the masses, as well as the small voices screaming up at the sky. Here is where we can discuss that power and how we can draw upon the Ancient World to create our own History.

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