Inanna was the Queen of the Sumerian Pantheon and Goddess of love, fertility and war. Her other names included Ninanna (Queen of the Sky) and as Ninsinanna she was personification of the planet Venus, linked to the morning and evening star. The Babylonians knew her as Ishtar. Sacred marriage rites were performed at the Sumerian New Year. At the ceremony this Goddess would be invoked to bless the couples with fertility.
Inanna ~ In the old tellings of the gods, Inanna is best known for her journey into the darkness of the underworld to find the light, to find herself and to seek truth and rebirth. Indeed she did find these things but not without personal hardships and sacrifice, a true tenet of many spiritual paths. She gave up everything she knew in order to transcend, to be reborn again as a great and powerful goddess.
Inanna is the Queen of Heaven and Earth and the Goddess of Love. She is also Goddess of Grain, War, Fertility, Sexual Love, and perhaps best of all, Lady of Myriad Offices. Inanna was known as healer, lifegiver, and composer of songs; the keeper of emotions. Goddess of fertility, order, war, love, heavens, healing, emotions, and song; always wandering, searching for her home, her power. Ultimately, she was the embodied, playful, passionately erotic, feminine; the powerful, independent…
The Goddess Inanna. The Sumerian Great Queen or Lady of Heaven (Ninanna) is known to us mainly from the Gilgamesh epic. Also known as Innin, she has subsequently given rise to the Semitic Ishtar. Inanna/Ishtar was, without doubt, the most venerated and influential among all Near-Eastern deities.
Ishtar also known as Inanna - Star, Goddess of Power War Fertility & Sacred Sexuality - the one who has gone through the 7 gates, died & resurrected (This is the fertility goddess associated with Easter).
Enheduanna was the High Priestess (for about 40 years) in Ur about 2300 BCE. As far as we know, she was the first 'writer' in the modern sense of the word; reflecting her ideas, feelings and experiences in poems/prayers to the Goddess Inanna through metaphor and action. She was the daughter of Sargon, the first ruler in the ancient world to create/control an empire