While researching Sumerians , more specifically Gods/Goddesses, Kings/Queens .. I came across the story of King Sargon's Daughter, Princess, Poet, Priestess Enheduanna..A powerful ,interesting lady, with an intriquing story of history ...
Turning the Channel to ; Princess/Poet/High Priestess Enheduanna ( 2285-2250 B.C.E )
After King Sargon expanded his kingdom to become ruler of Not only Sumer but of Ur and Uruk ..His daughter , Princess Enheduanna, a gifted poet , was given the title En Priestess, the personification of Inanna - The moon goddess....Reigning over Ur/Uruk/Sumer/Akkad...Bringing Sumerian culture and Akkadian cultures together...
En-Priestess Enheduanna was the first author known by name. Although no physical remains of her have been found, her Poetry was discovered on many tablets/ceremonial discs..The best of her work was written in the midst of an attempted coup by Sumerian Rebel Lugal-Ane who forced Enheduanna into exile for a short time..
This poem, and many others were written then .
Banishment from Ur
You asked me to enter the holy cloister,
and I went inside, I the high priestess
I carried the ritual basket and sang
Now I am banished among the lepers.
Even I cannot live with you.
Shadows approach the light of day, the light
Is darkened around me,
Shadows approach the daylight,
Covering the day with sandstorm.
My soft mouth of honey is suddenly confused.
My beautiful face is dust.
Enheduanna is remembered for the forty-two poems she wrote reflecting personal frustrations and hopes, religious devotion, her response to war
and feelings about the world she lived in.
Roberts - Enheduanna, Daughter of King Sargon: Princess, Poet, Priestess - Transoxiana 8
She is best known for her works Inninsagurra
, and Inninmehusa
, which translate as 'The Great-Hearted Mistress’, The Exaltation of Inanna’, and 'Goddess of the Fearsome Powers’, all three powerful hymns to the goddess Inanna
(later identified with Ishtar
and, still later, Aphrodite). These hymns re-defined the gods for the people of the Akkadian Empire under Sargon’s rule and helped provide the underlying religious homogeniety sought by the king....
Enheduanna -- Ancient History Encyclopedia
Enheduanna was a truly Remarkable Icon of her time ...and beyond...into immortality ..Please read the links for more info ...Very interesting history ...
However, there is another reason I decided to put Priestess Enheduanna on the Edumedicated thread...
As I was quickly reading through the history of the Sumerians. Its Gods and Goddessess'... Kings and Queens...Something of Significance, Supernatural, caught my eye ...
- The High Priestess Tarrot card
Originated from Ancient Stories/History/Beliefs passed down centuries on ancient tablets and by great story tellers such as the Sumerians( Enheduanna )....Stories about Great Gods/Goddesses like Ana/Inanna...; En-Priests and Priestesses such as King Sargon and En-Priestess Enheduanna were enshrinded into these Tarrot cards/Readings..
The High Priestess - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
So .. Anyway .. Admittedly, I needed a break from reading, and decided to check out some Free Tarrot Card readings..For Fun ...
- This one was the best out of the five I tried...
There were some interesting yet fairly general responses to the question I asked ( I'm not going to say what it was , or my wish might not come true ( or is that only with B-Day wishes?..doesn't matter, not sayin anyway ))..
What was kinda Freakishly Eerie, was what happened after the third FreeTarrot Card reading. I noticed something a little strange/Bizzare..Consistent..A pattern forming ...
I proceeded to complete another two Tarrot Card readings before it was confirmed.Giving me the hibbie Jibbies ,...Goose bumps ..Caused the Hair on the back of my neck to stand up .And all that spooky spiritual stuff you hear about from channellers, mystics and sorceress'ess's(?) of sorts, about such spiritual energy transfers, and the likes..It/They All began to play on/with my mind...
The High Priestess Card had Consistently/ Consecuatively/ Time after time ...5 times .. Turned up in my Tarrot card readings ..
Was It an Aura of spirituality?...A visiting from the beyond?..Enheduanna herself being summoned by my prying, ignorant, curriosity ?..Along with a bunch of that other supernatural energy hupla ?.....or.... Was it simply a self inflicted late night scare, due to coincidence, to a few links that happened to be relatable, while on a quest to find something deeper, more super natural, spiritual for this edumedicated thread..
Who knows ?
Doesn't matter....All I know is it freaked me out enough to stop asking anymore tarrot card questions ..Filled my Edumedication Prescription and persuaded me to retire for the night... Get some much needed rest...
--- I dreamt of Enheduanna..-----
But that's a story better left to the sanctity of my dreams.( Hot..Notty Temptress .Had a way with Words.Powerful.Domineering.(My Hierarchical Priestess.).
..Aw..yes...The Beautiful, Powerful, High Priestess , Poet , Lovely Lady of Night Skies ...En Priestess Enheduanna..Thank you for your insightfulness, your wonderous ways, your powerful words and a dreamworld of thoughtful delights, under the spell of moonlight.
.An enchanted history .. A night full of Edumedication to be remembered ..Forever.. Always..Allways...
Last edited by GreenFish66; Nov 15th, 2011 at 09:56 AM..