“My father gave me the heavens and he gave me the earth. I am Inana! Which god compares with me?”
“Enlil gave me the heavens and he gave me the earth. I am Inana! He gave me lordship, and he gave me queenship. He gave me battles and he gave me fighting. He gave me the stormwind and he gave me the dust cloud. He placed the heavens on my head as a crown. He put the earth at my feet as sandals. He wrapped the holy ma garment around my body. He put the holy sceptre in my hand.”
Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature (ETCSL), A balbale (?) to Inana (Inana F): t.4.07.6, lines 1-13.
Image: Inanna-Ishtar, c. 2334-2154 BCE. Detail of a modern impression from an Akkadian cylinder seal. Collection of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, A27903. Photograph by Sailko / CC 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.