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Enheduanna: Seven Sumerian Temple Hymns (2300 BCE)

The temple seems to listen as she describes its resident: “your lady a water bird — sacred woman of the inner chamber,” she says to the temple in the intimate conversation that characterizes each hymn.

May 15, 2022 · 3 Comments

Adrienne Mayor: Ancient Amazons — Imaginary, Man-Hating Virgins Invented to Be Killed by Greek Heroes? Wrong.

The most notorious “fact” that almost everyone has heard about Amazons is based on zero evidence. The idea that the warrior women sacrificed a breast in order to draw a … Continue reading

October 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

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