Unformatted text preview: “prostitute,” “temple prostitute,” “harlot,” “dancing girl,” “woman of the red sashes,” “child of pleasure,” and simply “woman.” In some versions she is a sex lure, plain and simple, in others she is more a representative of civilization and culture. Why do you think there is such variety in her depiction? How does it change the ethical system represented in the story? (You might bring Ninsum and Ishtar into this discussion, too.) 4. Discuss how this ancient story serves the “chief functions” of myth that Joseph Campbell identified: the mystical, the explanatory, the ethical, and the psychological. (Choose two)...
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