Gender Feminine
Scripts 𒀭𒈹(Sumerian Cuneiform)
Pronounced Pron. /ɪ.ˈnɑː.nə/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Possibly derived from Sumerian nin-an-a(k) meaning "lady of the heavens", from 𒎏 (nin) meaning "lady" and the genitive form of 𒀭 (an) meaning "heaven, sky". Inanna was the Sumerian goddess of love, fertility and war. She descended into the underworld where the ruler of that place, her sister Ereshkigal, had her killed. The god Enki interceded, and Inanna was allowed to leave the underworld as long as her husband Dumuzi took her place.

Inanna was later conflated with the Semitic (Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian) deity Ishtar.

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Inanna depicted on an ancient vaseInanna depicted on an ancient vase


Entry updated April 23, 2024