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Chapter 1  
     
1.
Inanna placed the shugurra, the crown of the steppe, on her head.
 
2.
She went to the sheepfold, to the shepard.
 
3.
She leaned back against the apple tree.
 
4.
When she leaned against the apple tree, her vulva was wonderous to behold.
 
5.
Rejoicing at her wounderous vulva, the young woman Inanna applauded herself.
 
6.
She said: "I, the Queen of Heaven, shall visit the God of Wisdom.
 
7.
I shall go to Abzu, the sacred place in Eridu.
 
8.
I shall honor Enki, the God of Wisdom in Eridu.
 
9.
I shall utter a prayer to Enki (patron god of music) at the deep sweet waters."
 
10.
Inanna set out by herself.
 
11.
When she was within a short distance of the Abzu,
 
12.
He whose ears are wide open,
 
13.
He who knows the me, the holy laws of heaven and earth,
 
14.
He who knows the heart of the gods,
 
15.
Enki (Ea), the God of Wisdom, who knows all things,
 
16.
Called to his servant, Isimud: "Come, my sukkal,
 
17.
The young woman is about to enter the Abzu
 
18.
When Inanna enters the holy shrine Give her butter cake to eat.
 
19.
Pour cold water to refresh her heart.
 
20.
Offer her beer before the statue of the lion.
 
21.
Treat her like an equal.
 
22.
Greet Inanna (Ishtar) at the holy table, the table of heaven."
 
23.
Isimud headed Enki's words.
 

 
 
 

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