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Oyinkansola DaramolaMs. Laura Chambers20SP_HUMS_1110_WA26thMarch 2021Matriarchy and Patriarchy AssignmentThe Queen of Heaven relief is a Mesopotamian Terracotta plague relief of the Old- Babylonianperiod .The Queen of Heaven visual symbolism expresses her power through the star of Ishtarwhich is a symbol of ancient Sumerian goddess Inanna. It resembles a winged, nude, goddess-like figure with bird’s talons. Inanna/Ishtar is a goddess of love and fertility as well as thegoddess of war, frequently called the queen of heaven, capricious and mercurial, sometimes anurturing mother figure, other times she is spiteful and cruel.Her role in the Babylonian Creation Story is that she was the patroness of goddess of Eannatemple at the city of Uruk (her cult headquarter). During the creation story there is a power shiftto patriarchy . Patriarchy emerged
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Winter
Professor
Jenni Fauchier
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Sumer, Uruk, Goddess, Inanna, Patriarchy Assignment

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