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I·nan·na

 (ĭ-nä′nä)
n. Mythology
The chief Sumerian goddess, associated with fertility, the natural world, and war, and later equated with the Babylonian Ishtar.

[Sumerian in-an-ak, lady of the sky : in, variant of nin, lady + an, sky + -ak, genitive suff.]
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Noun1.Inanna - consort of Dumuzi (Tammuz)
Sumer - an area in the southern region of Babylonia in present-day Iraq; site of the Sumerian civilization of city-states that flowered during the third millennium BC
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La sumeria Enjeduana, sacerdotisa y primera poetisa conocida hasta hoy, denota ese temor en algunos pasajes de sus himnos a la diosa Innana.
Rabbana innana amanna faghfir lana dhunuubana wa qinna 'adhaban-Naar
Innana otorga sus favores amorosos al pastor: triunfo de lo urbano sobre lo rural.
Variants of the creation myth, ranging from The Great Vision of Black Elk to the Sumerian Innana cycle, employ images and motifs beyond the common pale of human experience, even as the culture from which they arise clothes them in that "thingness" most familiar to it.
Nas cidades da Mesopotamia e do Egipto, a grande deusa Innana, mais tarde Ishtar, era identificada como uma prostituta e muitas das mulheres que se prostituiam eram conside radas sagradas, detendo uma grande capacidade de influencia nas esferas religiosa, politica e economica, (Roberts, 1996; Ringdal, 2004; Leick, 2008) (5).
The five charities to be supported are the YWCA Canberra, YouthCARE Canberra, Canberra Men's Centre, Innana and Toora Women.
Assim foi com Demeter e Persefone, Afrodite e Adonis, Liriope e Narciso, Cibele e Atis, Semele e Dioniso, Istar e Tammuz e a propria Innana, deusa sumeria que, como as demais, e associada a lua e voluntariamente desce ao reino dos mortos para depois renascer.