INANNA

 

 

Prayers to Inanna,

the Queen of Heaven

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty, majestic, and radiant,
You shine brilliantly in the evening,
You brighten the day at dawn,
You stand in the heavens like the sun and the moon,
Your wonders are known both above and below,
To the greatness of the Holy Priestess of Heaven,
To you, Inanna, I sing!

 

 

 

I say, "Hail!" to the Holy One

who appears in the heavens!

I say, "Hail!"

to the Holy Priestess of Heaven!

I say, "Hail!"

to Inanna, Great Lady of Heaven!

Holy Torch!

You fill the sky with light!

You brighten the day at dawn!

I say, "Hail!"

to Inanna, Great Lady of Heaven!

Awesome Lady

of the Annuna Gods!

Crowned with great horns,

You fill the heavens

and earth with light!

I say, "Hail!"

to Inanna, First Daughter

of the Moon!

 

Mighty, majestic, and radiant,

You shine brilliantly in the evening,

You brighten the day at dawn,

You stand in the heavens

like the sun and the moon,

Your wonders are known

both above and below,

To the greatness

of the Holy Priestess of Heaven,

To you, Inanna, I sing!

 

Source: 

Inanna: Queen of Heaven 

by Diane Wolkstein

and Samuel Noah Kramer