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Inanna and Enki (1.161)
(2,974 words)

Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Sumerian Canonical Compositions; Divine Focus; Myths


The exact date of the origin of this composition is unknown. It has come down to us in only very few sources, all of which stem from the Old Babylonian scribal school of Nippur.1

The main topic of the myth is the love goddess Inanna’s attempt to increase her city Uruk’s and her own power and influence. She therefore wants to bring into her possession the ME, the cultural norms which…

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Farber, Gertrud, “Inanna and Enki (1.161)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 05 December 2021 <>

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