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Throughout the story of Inanna readers witness her transformation from a young lady to a beloved goddess and the frustrations and obstacles that are associated with these transformations This transformation can be associated with her functions and roles as a woman which relates with the theory of the Great Goddess The relationship between Inanna and the Great Goddess follows the ideals of an agrarian society whereupon a woman is looked to bring fertilility life death and re-birth Inannas character is developed with the uses of symbolisms and repetition to show the power of this myth although the real power lies within her specific transformations The first change the reader sees in Inanna is in the first paragraphs of the story which sets the tone for the rest of the myth to unfold Inanna begins her journey into Godhood with the finding of the huluppu-tree Her meticulousness in reviving the tree that was once swept away by the waters of the Euphrates signifies her passage into Godhood Inanna is immediately intrigued with the rewards that she is expecting after taking the huluppu-tree and restoring it This is evident in the text when she wonders How long will it be until I have a shining throne to sit upon How long will it be until I have a shining bed to lie upon As the reader continues interpretating the text heshe finds other examples of Inannas struggle with her inability to receive the recognition that she deserves Inanna confides in the Sun God Utu and her brother Gilgamesh for the recognition saying I plucked the tree from the river I brought it to my holy garden I tended the tree waiting for my shining throne and bed Interpreting this text readers notice that it was constructed to repeat showing the importance to Inanna for receiving the acclaims that she thought she deserved Her level of adolescence is a sign of youth and lack of experience that drives
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