“The Depiction Of Females In The Descent Of Inanna And Genesis”

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Goddess that are either "life giving" or attempt to hinder mankind in some particular nasty way are shown in the Descent of Inanna and Genesis. The Descent of Inanna is similar to the women of today who stick up for themselves and those who succeed on their own.

Enki the God of Wisdom and Waters gives Inanna the Queen of Heaven and Earth the fourteen me. She abandoned Heaven to descent into the underworld. Inanna is considered to be a powerful Goddess. She challenges the gatekeeper to enter Kur and she succeeds. Inanna was always looking for an adventure and she would do anything to gain knowledge. Even though she was stripped of her belongings she still made it past the gatekeeper. The purpose of Inanna's journey through the netherworld is to gain Truth and The Art of Love Making. The only way for her to find the Truth and The Art of Love Making is for her to go on this journey to experience and discover for herself.

Most of the Goddess were not reborn, but when Inanna came to the netherworld she died, and than she was reborn.

The women today are similar to Inanna. Women today have the same rights as men. Anything that a woman wants to do in today's society is possible. The feminist are still working harder to make today's women stronger or more equal to men. Inanna made herself powerful. She was curious about everything. She is very courageous and she did not let anyone get in her way.

In Genesis it says that "God created human kind in his image, in the image of god he created them; male and female he created them." This quote is saying that humans are a reflection of God, and males and females equally bear that image. Male and female have authority over all creation. "Let us make man in our own image after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth." God created male and female to be in control of the world. God first mentions the creations of man in his image, but it does not mention the woman until the end of the quote. It just says "male and female created he them." Female was just on earth for reproduction. "Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth." Since Eve was created from Adams side, the image of God is not reflected as fully in a woman as in a man. Woman was not created for the same purpose as man. Adam was the one who received Gods instructions. Eve made up Adams mind to break the instructions that he was told by God.

Human males of the ancient times were smarter and more active than the females because man was created before woman. The men were the ones who would go out hunting for food while the women tended to the young. That is very similar in today's society because in some households the father goes to work to support the family, while the mother stays home to take care of the kids. Now you see more women trying to get good jobs. They do not want to stay home, they would rather get a good education so they can get a really good job. Women these days do not want to depend on a man for financial needs.