I Will Raise the Dead to Feed on the Living: Inanna/Ishtar in the Underworld, Pt. 2


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We left Inanna/Ishtar banging on the gates of the Underworld, where the Goddess made an undeniable, zombie-apocalypse threat:

Gatekeeper, Lo! open thy gate!
Open thy gate that I may enter!
If thou openest not the gate to let me enter,

I will break the door, I will wrench the lock,
I will smash the door-posts, I will force the doors.

I will bring up the dead to eat the living.
And the dead will outnumber the living.

Now, as I promised at the end of part one of this post, it’s time to move on: human meat-hooks and demonic abduction are all about to present themselves as we continue to follow Inanna/Ishtar down, into the Underworld…


We can’t be entirely sure what Inanna wanted from the Underworld; what do know is that Her sister, Ereshkigal was its Queen, whose husband had recently died.

Sibling rivalry happens.


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