Inanna

The Queen of Heaven, goddess of War and Sex

Description:

Inanna is a chaotic creature worshipped as the goddess of sexual love, fertility, and warfare. She is a shapeshifter of some sort, who never appears the same twice, but seems to always appear as the most attractive thing to those who see her (most likely via some sort of telepathic link/manipulation).

She is represented by the symbol of an eight-pointed star or a rosette. She has an affinity for lions, and often bears a hint of leonine traits in her various forms, often with a set of feathery wings, displaying her divine heritage.

Many temples have been built in her honor, and her temple prostitutes can be found in many cities under many religions. The E’anna temple in the city of Uruk is the largest of such temples.

Bio:

Although she shares a divine heritage, it is said she gained much of her powers through trickery, getting her uncle Anu drunk and convincing him to give her much of his power.

Inanna seems unpredictable in her actions, being both the goddess of love and war, having both masculine and feminine qualities, and occasionally having temper tantrums. She stirs confusion and chaos against those who are disobedient to her, speeding carnage and inciting the devastating flood, clothed in terrifying radiance. It is her game to speed conflict and battle, untiring, strapping on her sandals. Battle itself is sometimes referred to as “the dance of Inanna.”

She is connected with extramarital sex and sensual affairs, prowling streets and taverns for sexual adventure. She is infamous for her ill-treatment and abandonment of her lovers. Two of her current suitors (out of many), Giconi and Dumuzid, the Shepherd vie against eachother in a likely futile attempt to gain her permanent affection.

Her sister, Ereshkigal, was bound by the dragon Kur to rule in Irkalli – the underworld.

Inanna

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