History Literature / InannasDescentToTheNetherworld

5th May '16 4:46:12 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* PimpedOutDress: Inanna wears one during her descent into Irkalla. She's stripped of it partway through by the guards, though, in order to strip her of her power.

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* PimpedOutDress: Inanna wears one during her descent into Irkalla. She's stripped of it partway through by the guards, though, in order to strip her of her power.power[[note]]For completeness, she is described beginning her descent while wearing a turban, a wig, a lapis lazuli necklace, beads upon her breast, a "pala dress" (ladyship's garment), mascara, pectoral, a golden ring on her hand, and a lapis lazuli measuring rod.[[/note]].
30th Dec '15 3:40:14 PM Narsil
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* [[MoneyDearBoy Power, Dear Boy]]: Inanna. Her reason for going to Irkalla in the first place? [[WorldDomination She wants dominion over the heavens, Earth, ''and'' the underworld, and everything there.]] She actually gets it, too, though not in the exact way she wanted it and at some great cost.



* TakeOverTheWorld: Inanna's reason for going to Irkalla in the first place? She wants dominion over the heavens, Earth, ''and'' the underworld, and everything there. She actually gets it, too, though not in the exact way she wanted it and at some great cost.



* WorldDomination: Inanna wants this, and not just in this world either.
29th Dec '15 3:22:16 PM Narsil
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* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: Inanna girds herself with clothes and artifacts before her descent, making her powerful. She passes through seven infernal gates, and at each one, part of her clothing is taken from her. When she reaches the throne room, she is naked and therefore powerless, and she is carried off to be tormented.
6th Dec '15 1:52:08 PM Malady
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* GenderFlip: In later retellings of the myth, Ninshubur was turned into a male god, to [[HeteronormativeCrusader remove homosexual conext from the myth]].

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* GenderFlip: In later retellings of the myth, Ninshubur was turned into a male god, to [[HeteronormativeCrusader remove homosexual conext context from the myth]].
8th Aug '15 7:16:39 AM Griever222
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* BiTheWay: Inanna is married to Dumuzi, but also has the goddess Ninshubur as her consort.


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* GenderFlip: In later retellings of the myth, Ninshubur was turned into a male god, to [[HeteronormativeCrusader remove homosexual conext from the myth]].


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* {{NiceGuy}}: Enki, who helps Inanna, despite her earlier stealing his holy me(powers/laws), [[spoiler: and the fact she has gone to the underworld nab Ereshkigal's powers in the same way she grabbed Enki's ''me'']]. Enki in general is the TokenGoodTeammate [[JerkassGods among gods]].
** {{NiceGirl}}: Ninshubur, who is [[UndyingLoyalty very loyal]] to Inanna, and is one of the only really positive characters in this myth, along with Enki.
7th Jun '15 5:44:56 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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* LaserGuidedKarma: Inanna loses her husband for half the year because she tried to steal Ereshkigal's husband Gugalana in ''TheEpicOfGilgamesh'' [[spoiler: only for him to get killed by Gilgamesh and Enkidu]] and tried to steal Ereshkigal's power.

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* LaserGuidedKarma: Inanna loses her husband for half the year because she tried to steal Ereshkigal's husband Gugalana in ''TheEpicOfGilgamesh'' ''Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh'' [[spoiler: only for him to get killed by Gilgamesh and Enkidu]] and tried to steal Ereshkigal's power.



* SpinOff: Takes place just after Gilgamesh and his friend kill [[LivingMacGuffin Gugalana (The Bull of Heaven)]] in Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh, but is considered its own separate story.

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* SpinOff: Takes place just after Gilgamesh and his friend kill [[LivingMacGuffin Gugalana (The Bull of Heaven)]] in Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh, ''Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh'', but is considered its own separate story.



* {{Yandere}}: Inanna has her husband, Tammuz/Dumuzid, dragged off to the Underworld for failing to mourn for her while she was dead. [[Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh Gilgamesh]] even lists this as one of her defining character traits when refusing her affections, even citing what she did to Tammuz as an example. [[note]]To quote him,: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishtar#Ishtar_in_the_Epic_of_Gilgamesh "There was Tammuz, the lover of your youth, for him you decreed wailing, year after year."]][[/note]] - which [[EpilepticTrees doesn't quite make sense if this myth is set after]] Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh.

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* {{Yandere}}: Inanna has her husband, Tammuz/Dumuzid, dragged off to the Underworld for failing to mourn for her while she was dead. [[Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh Gilgamesh]] even lists this as one of her defining character traits when refusing her affections, even citing what she did to Tammuz as an example. [[note]]To quote him,: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishtar#Ishtar_in_the_Epic_of_Gilgamesh "There was Tammuz, the lover of your youth, for him you decreed wailing, year after year."]][[/note]] - which [[EpilepticTrees doesn't quite make sense if this myth is set after]] Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh.''Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh''.
30th Mar '15 10:31:33 AM SparkyYoungUpstart
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* PimpedOutDress

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* PimpedOutDressPimpedOutDress: Inanna wears one during her descent into Irkalla. She's stripped of it partway through by the guards, though, in order to strip her of her power.
25th Mar '15 9:18:17 PM jormis29
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An important piece of MesopotamianMythology, and one of the oldest written stories. The story is about the goddess Inanna (later known as [[IHaveManyNames Ishtar]]) going to visit her sister (or possibly alter-ego) Ereshkigal.

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An important piece of MesopotamianMythology, Myth/MesopotamianMythology, and one of the oldest written stories. The story is about the goddess Inanna (later known as [[IHaveManyNames Ishtar]]) going to visit her sister (or possibly alter-ego) Ereshkigal.



* JerkassGods: A staple of MesopotamianMythology

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* JerkassGods: A staple of MesopotamianMythologyMyth/MesopotamianMythology
29th Sep '14 12:09:44 AM Metz77
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* FauxActionGirl: Inanna. [[spoiler: She has to be rescued by her priestess and a male deity. However, this may have been a gambit of sorts. She had already sent out word of her demise ahead of time to her most powerful family members, knowing that no one who was in the underworld could break free on their own.]]

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* FauxActionGirl: Inanna. [[spoiler: She has to be rescued by her priestess and a male deity. However, [[GuileHero this may have been a gambit of sorts.sorts]]. She had already sent out word of her demise ahead of time to her most powerful family members, knowing that no one who was in the underworld could break free on their own.]]
23rd May '14 2:10:14 PM Nopperabo
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* {{Yandere}}: Inanna has her husband, Tammuz/Dumuzid, dragged off to the Underworld for cheating on her while she was dead. [[Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh Gilgamesh]] even lists this as one of her defining character traits when refusing her affections, even citing what she did to Tammuz as an example. [[note]]To quote him,: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishtar#Ishtar_in_the_Epic_of_Gilgamesh "There was Tammuz, the lover of your youth, for him you decreed wailing, year after year."]][[/note]] - which [[EpilepticTrees doesn't quite make sense if this myth is set after]] Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh.

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* {{Yandere}}: Inanna has her husband, Tammuz/Dumuzid, dragged off to the Underworld for cheating on failing to mourn for her while she was dead. [[Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh Gilgamesh]] even lists this as one of her defining character traits when refusing her affections, even citing what she did to Tammuz as an example. [[note]]To quote him,: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishtar#Ishtar_in_the_Epic_of_Gilgamesh "There was Tammuz, the lover of your youth, for him you decreed wailing, year after year."]][[/note]] - which [[EpilepticTrees doesn't quite make sense if this myth is set after]] Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh.
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