Inanna is an ancient Mesopotamian goddess associated with love, beauty, sex, war, justice and political power. She was originally worshiped in Sumer under the name “Inanna”, and was later worshiped by the Akkadians, Babylonians, and Assyrians under the name Ishtar. She was known as the “Queen of Heaven” and was the patron goddess of the Eanna temple at the city of Uruk, which was her main cult center. She is mentioned as early as the Uruk period, if not earlier (4000 BC), so she represents an early goddess in their pantheon.
Based upon the content on the internet, many people seem to have a “warm and fuzzy” feeling for this ancient goddess of the Sumerians. Perhaps its because she was a strong willed person of character, who got what she went after, or perhaps it was her association with love, beauty and sex. In any event, the civilizations that followed after the Sumerians fell also tended to place her in high esteem.
But today I wish to provide you with some information that has been hidden for many thousands of years. I want to tell you about the “other” aspects of Inanna – or what the Sumerians actually thought about her when they designed the symbol for her name, and when they recorded her attributes. And then we will see that there were actually two groups of gods and goddesses known to the Sumerians – one, led by Enki, which was benevolent to humanity, and the other, led by Inanna perhaps, or Enlil, that most definitely inspired terror in the minds of those early people.
The poems of Sumeria mention that she moves from place to place in her “Boat of Heaven”, which can also be translated as “sky-ship”, and she seems to be the principal deity associated with this unique craft. Based upon our translation of the epics of Gilgamesh, we know that Kur represented a mountain home, or base, and it’s where the gods and goddesses arose from. It’s said to be the point at which the “heavens connect with the Earth”, which could indicate some type of spaceport or point of departure for the Annunaki and the other sky gods.
A Sumerian creation myth, the Debate between Sheep and Grain opens with a location “the hill of heaven and earth”, and describes various agricultural developments in a pastoral setting. This is discussed by Edward Chiera as “not a poetical name for the earth, but the dwelling place of the gods, situated at the point where the heavens rest upon the earth. It is there that mankind had their first habitat, and there the Babylonian Garden of Eden is to be placed.”
Based on the story in Gilgamesh, it was located towards the “Gate of the Scorpions”, which I have determined as being in Eastern Anatolia, in the land of the former Hittites. In any event, Inanna was also connected with the comings and goings from this Kur, or as some scholars call it “the Sumerian Garden of the Gods.”
Please do not be fooled by the scholars who try to align Kur with the underground or Hades (Hell or Shoal). The Sumerians knew that it was a mountain home, and did not, like the Babylonians (Amorites) and Akkadians that picked up the Sumerian cuneiform tablets and tried to translate them, believe that it was associated with an underground Hell. Having said that, it is entirely possible that this mountain home or Garden of the sky Gods contained a burial mound or pit beneath it, where humans were disposed of after their useful time was expended. Most of the epic tales that we now associate with the Sumerian civilization were actually penned (or cut into clay with a stylus) by Hurrian, Akkadian or Amorite scribes who were attempting to understand what the Sumerians were saying in their ancient tablets, and only coming slightly close to the complete story. So when an artifact is claimed as being “Mesopotamian” or “Babylonian”, you can be reasonably sure that it is not an original Sumerian tablet that you are looking at.
For example, we are told by our scholars that Inanna was associated with the planet Venus, and that her most prominent symbols included the lion and the eight-pointed star. I can agree with the star figure, since we see that from an early date, but the mention of Venus and the lion should be discarded and forgotten, since these were added after the fall of Sumeria by the Amorite rulers of Babylonia.
When it comes to understanding where the name “Inanna” comes from, our scholars are at a loss. They suggest that it might derive from the Sumerian phrase nin-an-ak, meaning
“Lady of Heaven”, but the cuneiform sign that was inscribed for the goddess Inanna is not a ligature (two or more combined signs) of the signs for lady (Sumerian nin) and sky (Sumerian An). And in fact the logo used to represent her name looks nothing like either of these words. In effect, this appears to be a weak suggestion made by scholars who can not come up with a better answer.
These difficulties in understanding the etymology of her name led some early Assyriologists to suggest that Inanna may have originally been a Proto-Euphratean goddess, possibly related to the Hurrian mother goddess Hannahannah, who was only later accepted into the Sumerian pantheon.
In my opinion this Proto-Euphratean idea may have some validity, even though the majority of modern Assyriologists do not believe that there was such a thing as a pre-Sumerian or Proto-Euphratean language employed in that region. but the only piece of evidence that they are hanging this notion upon is the fact that of her reported youthfulness, as well as the fact that, unlike the other Sumerian divinities, she seems to have initially lacked a distinct sphere of responsibilities.
Perhaps the most honest answer that they could supply is simply “we don’t know”, but there is some reluctance towards uttering that type of admission. But we won’t let that deter us, as there are some very good clues towards the origin of her name to be found in those symbols themselves. In fact, on this page we will find out the meaning behind both her name and the tasks that were assigned to her by her fellow sky-gods.
Inanna had temples in Nippur, Lagash, Shuruppak, Zabalam, and Ur, but her main cult center was the Eanna temple in Uruk. Our scholars tell us that the Sumerian name e2-anna means “House of Heaven” (Sumerian: e2-anna; Cuneiform: E2.AN). But this is obviously not the entire story, since they are leaving off the word “na” on the end. (It’s not e2-an, but e2-an-na.)
They offer E2-An, which means temple or house + sky or upper atmosphere, but not the “stone, rock” of “na”. So if we were to follow their reasoning, it would more properly be “the stone house of the sky”. However, this is actually not correct either, since there is a perfectly good word in Sumerian, an-na or anna, which means “tin or lead, metal”. Which is conveniently ignored by the traditional translators.
On the ETCSL project, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford website, at:
https://etcsl.orinst.ox.ac.uk/cgi-bin/etcsl.cgi?text=t.1.3.1, we find the ETCSL translation of the text of “Inanna and Enki”, and I would like to bring attention to Segment F, and especially lines 7 and 8 of that Sumerian text.
The traditional translators, employed by Universities of some type, have translated these two lines as : “But holy Inanna had gathered up the divine powers and embarked onto the Boat of Heaven. The Boat of Heaven had already left the quay.” Sounds good, but no, not the whole truth. And you might want to remember this paragraph, since you will probably want to compare it with what I have come up with below.
I’m going to do a word-by-word translation for you, to bring out the possibilities from that text, and then show you what the lines can very easily mean. Nothing in my translation is forbidden by the text itself, I simply chose different alternative meanings than did the traditional scholars. But then again, the traditional scholars would never translate it as I have done – since, according to their established mindset, there are no such things as UFOs or aliens, and there certainly were none in this long-ago period in Sumeria. But please read what I have uncovered and then decide for yourselves.
My version is not for everyone – you really need to have an open mind and at least accept the possibility that extraterrestrials have been visiting the Earth for many thousands of years. And if we start with that simple assumption, the text is an absolutely fascinating and yet horrifying tale of the events that these ancient people suffered through in their lifetimes. Thankfully, the stress and the horrid memories of those days were strong enough to cause them to leave their words for us, as perhaps a warning to modern man. And aren’t we seeing reports of very similar events in our own day and time?
Here is that word-by-word translation of those lines 7 and 8:
kug = to be pure, but it also means: “metal, silver; (to be) bright, shiny”
d = dingir = deity, god, goddess
inana = actually this should be [[The Goddess, the mistress of the cold, silvery-white metal house that kills]]
me cosmic ordinances, divine functions, divine properties enabling cosmic activity
(cosmic = relating to the universe or cosmos, especially as distinct from the earth.)
mu- = name; line of text; son (or lineage)
un- = a bird, or “people”
ur4- = to pluck; to gather, collect; to harvest also: a fish
ma2 = “ship, boat”
an [SKY] wr. an “sky, heaven; upper;
na [STONE] wr. na4; na; na4na “stone; stone weight, rock”
but na also = “incense (burner)” and pestle
anna [METAL] (144x: ED IIIb, Old Akkadian) wr. an-na “tin or lead”
A DULL GRAY OR SILVERY-WHITE-COLORED METALLIC SHIP OR CRAFT
bi2- = ne = a bird, and “designation of silver”
in- = demarcated zone, sector, also: abuse, scandal
u5 = totality, world ship’s cabin; to gain control
The silvery-white metallic ship to remove by force, to kill and crush, in the sector of the bird of abuse, she takes hold of (abducts).
8. ma2 ship, boat
an-na tin or lead
kar- to flee; to take away (by force), remove; to deprive; to save
ra to beat, kill; to break, crush; to flood; to thresh
zag arm; shoulder; side; border, boundary, district; limit; right side, the right
bi2- = ne = a bird, and “designation of silver”
in- = demarcated zone, sector, also: abuse, scandal
tag = to touch, take hold of; to bind; to attack
If you look at the meanings above, I think you will find that the following is a much closer
fit for the actual meaning that those early Sumerians were trying to convey to us:
7. The silvery, shiny goddess; the mistress of the cold, silvery-white metal house that kills,
with off-world (cosmic) ordinances (authoritative orders),
to collect and to harvest the people, in her sky-ship of silvery-white metal,
a bird (flying object) of abuse over all of the world.
8. The silvery-white metallic ship to remove by force, to kill and crush,in the sector of the bird of abuse, she takes hold of (abducts).
The Goddess of the Cold could have arisen from a single question to the great goddess,in the form of “what are the upper skies like?” and her answer of “cold, very cold.”
Or if we consider the temperature of the outside shell of a freshly-landed UFO craft, it might very well be cold to the touch, especially to those desert dwellers who lived in regions with hot climates.
Those are some astounding meanings that the Sumerians associated with Inanna! What level of terror did they live under during the reign of their sky gods and goddesses? And abductions, don’t we see reports of that today as well? Yes, we do.
I like the phrase “bird of abuse”, and the “mistress of the cold, silvery-white metal house that kills” seems to roll right off the tongue. Oh, but none of our traditional translators have told us this, and very probably none will either agree with my work or support this type of meaning. When you have adopted a strict opinion (based upon little or no evidence) that aliens and UFOs do not and did not exist during the human timeline, you would naturally not wish this information to get out to the general public. But I will, and have, and will continue to do so.
Recall that Inanna was said to be the “mistress of Eanna”?
Here’s a line in Sumerian that says just that:
d inanna nin-e-an-na-ra
The initial d stands for dingir, which means god, goddess, deity, and the same symbol indicates the sky or the upper atmosphere of Earth. So we have:
d = goddess
inanna = the mistress of the cold, silvery-white metal house that kills
nin = “lady; mistress, owner; lord”
e = house, temple
an-na = tin or lead (metal)
ra = to beat, kill; to break, crush; to flood; to thresh
“The goddess Inanna; mistress of the gray-colored metallic house that kills, lady of the silvery-white metallic house that kills and crushes.” And by kills and crushes they are referring to humans. .
I’ve seen quite a few scholars who offer up the classical period cuneiform symbol for Inanna, and use that symbol to express the whole word “Inanna”, without explaining where they got that idea from, and without having examples of its parts being used in other texts or contexts. Again, that’s because they really do not know. But why associate here with the classical period (circa 2800 BC) sign in cuneiform when she was written about in 4000 BC? In 4000 BC the Sumerians were still using the pictographic form of their writings. And there is a clear example of her name being written in that most ancient form, and we can translate it!
Below is an image of a proto-Cuneiform or pictographic Sumerian language tablet, that contains this 4000 BC version of the name Inanna. It’s found twice on that tablet, as I will explain in a moment.
Below is an image that I made for this posting. On the left side I have identified the section on the above table whose signs represent “Inanna”. And the eight-sided star symbol or dingir above it, which indicates a sky goddess or god. And followed by the pictographic symbol for Ga’Ar. These are from the peer-reviewed pages of the University of Pennsylvania and Oxford, by the way, and can be easily confirmed. Just so that you can confirm that I have not made this up.
So we have the number one, plus a meaning of “to heap up, pile up, to accumulate”, and a meaning of : “burial mound, ruin, ruin mound”. Which is probably where the Amorites and Akkadians of the Old Babylonian period got their idea of an association between Kur, where Inanna docked her ship of heaven or sky-ship, and the underworld, or their Hades/Shoal/Hell.
We can see that they were very probably trying to tell us, or rather their descendants, that Inanna was the owner of the sky-ship used to abduct and capture humans for some purposes known only to the sky-gods and goddesses themselves. And in their choice and adapting of the symbol that represents her very name they tell us that she was “The One who piled up humans in her burial mounds”. She doesn’t sound so warm and fuzzy anymore, does she?
You can see that I have done the work. You can confirm that what I say is true, in each and every line and each word of translation. So why is it that our scholars still insist that “aliens did not visit humanity in ancient times” when the Sumerians tell us otherwise?
And to those unfortunates that have been abducted by extraterrestrials, know that you are not alone, that this has been done to humanity since the time when man first put his thoughts into markings on clay tablets, more than 6000 years ago.
In closing, I offer here a depiction of Inanna as found on the Adda Seal. The figures can be identified as gods by their pointed hats with multiple horns. The figure with streams of water and fish flowing from his shoulders is the Sumerian Enki, god of subterranean waters and of wisdom. Behind him stands Usimu, his two-faced vizier (chief minister). At the center of the scene is the Sumerian sun-god, Utu, with rays rising from his shoulders. He is cutting his way through the mountains in order to rise at dawn. And to his left is a winged goddess, the Sumerian deity Inanna. The weapons rising from her shoulders symbolize her warlike characteristics. But I think we now know that she did, indeed, have “warlike” characteristics.
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