Inanna Essay - Robert England HON 111 Week 2 A major part...

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Robert England HON 111 – Week 2 A major part of Inanna is the goddess Inanna’s voyage to Eridu in an attempt to persuade Enki god of Wisdom to give her powers. The direct result of this is Enki’s gift of the fourteen me . The me , or virtues, appear to be one of the most important parts of Sumerian religion. According to the notes on the text (pg. 147), all the me were repeated in the original version four times, so that they may be studied and learned by readers or listeners of the text (possibly children). They seem to form a pivotal part of Sumerian culture; indeed, they appear to cover all aspects of Sumerian life depending upon their interpretations. The me paint a vivid picture of Mesopotamian life, and I think that they perhaps are meant to be a Sumerian social studies book. For instance, a number of the me have to do with careers. The eleventh me consists entirely of business craft, from wood and copper workers to scribes and leather makers, while the third me concerns the holy positions of priest and priestess. Elders and
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