Inanna And Gilgamesh Essay

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The myth of Inanna and The Epic of Gilgamesh show a change in society in the Ancient civilization of Uruk. In the myth, Inanna, females played a more primary role and were seen as equals to men. Inanna is the Goddess of the Earth and Heavens. In the myth, The Epic of Gilgamesh, men’s roles played a more primary role than women’s. Gilgamesh is the King of Uruk and is a strong warrior. Inanna was demoted from her status in the myth of Gilgamesh and his role as a warrior was promoted. Both myths describe two different people even though they are both Inanna, Inanna did not change, but the view and status of woman did. The myths of Inanna and The Epic of Gilgamesh show a shift from a matrisitc society to a patriarchal society.
In the myth of Inanna, she lived and ruled in a matrisitc society where women were seen as equals and were respected. Inanna is seen as a powerful goddess who is respected among her people and the other gods. She is
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In the myth of Gilgamesh it is seen that the strong warrior becomes more important then the Goddess of Earth and Heaven, Inanna. This is because as the Uruk civilization grew the role of women went from a gathering hunting society to an agriculture society. Tool advancements occurred evolving from a digging stick to the plow, which required being strong and men were the ones that could perform the work. The idea of a strong man came from the need for strength in the fields.
Inanna was a respected, highly valued goddess who is considered an equal in the myth of Inanna, which shows a matrisitc society. The shift was seen in the myth of Gilgamesh when Inanna was disrespected and not considered an important goddess. The myth of Inanna and The Epic of Gilgamesh display the shift from a matrisitc society to a patriarchal one from the shift in how Inanna was seen and respected by the people and
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