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ENHEDUANNA WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST WRITERS OF HER TIME —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.196.0.155 (talkcontribs)

... probably. The only one now known, in fact. Andrew Dalby 10:33, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

Proposal to rename page En-hedu-ana[edit]

Proposal to rename page En-hedu-ana, with all appropriate redirects. Breaking up agglutinative Sumerian words into component parts is pretty standard (e.g. see Cuneiform_script#Transliteration). Sumerophile (talk) 00:43, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

OK I will move the page tomorrow. Sumerophile (talk) 01:37, 31 March 2008 (UTC)
Moved. Sumerophile (talk) 21:04, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

Change it back to "Enheduanna"[edit]

Could I propose we change it back to 'Enheduanna'? That is the form most commonly used (along with Enḫeduanna) in scholarly and general publications (In fact i cannot recall it ever being written 'En-hedu-ana'. Breaking up Sumerian words is generally only done in transliterations, not translations. Furthermore 'Enheduanna' is transliterated 'en-ḫe2-du7-an-na' in the ETCSL[1], the main linked source for translations and transliterations of her work. The transliterated form is generally only used when dealing with a transliteration and NOT a translation, but as no transliteration apart from the titles of some of her works is used here I see no reason for it and feel it is confusing for a general audience unfamilair with the Sumerian language, especially as if En-hedu-ana is intened to be taken as a transliteration when it is incorrect. 3mbc (talk) 00:56, 28 November 2010 (UTC)

I'll vote for that. At the moment it looks rather ridiculous. Rothorpe (talk) 23:09, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

May your heart cool off for me[edit]

I was wondering about this expression, does it mean something like "may your heart rejoice"? For most modern readers cold and its synonyms would mean something negative, "cool heart" being an antonym of "warm heart" etc., but in my Egyptology classes I've learned that a similar expression was used in Egypt as a synonym for joy (it's easy to see cool as a positive thing if we think of the hot climate of those places). – Alensha talk 01:47, 31 January 2010 (UTC)

== As a priestess and religious figure, En-hedu-ana came to honor Inanna above all the other deities of the Sumerian pantheon and greatly assisted in the merging of the Akkadian Ishtar with the Sumerian Inanna among Sumerian theology and religious thought. Thus she greatly changed common religious practices in Sumerian religion.[citation needed] ==, I have deleted this as whilst it is tagged citation needed (I can find nothing to back it up and feel personally it is untrue) I feel it is best being removed as it makes such a bold statement on a very important issue with absolutely nothing to back it up. If anyone wishes to reinstate it feel free to if you can find a reliable citation. As it stands I feel it too bold a statement, and potentially misleading to be left up with no citation as it is essentially opinion. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 3mbc (talkcontribs) 22:54, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

general clean up[edit]

I have expanded the article, adding more on the archaeological and textual evidence for Enheduanna and general cleaning up. 3mbc (talk) 00:09, 28 November 2010 (UTC)

Pronunciation Needed[edit]

I removed the {{Pronunciation-needed}} tag because not only is there nobody on this planet who could provide such a pronunciation, it is not even possible for us to properly pronounce the Akkadian language. Without any native speakers as a frame of reference, we can only guess as to what the language sounds like. While we have a fairly good idea what it sounded like, there are numerous letters represented in Akkadian for which we don't have a pronunciation, and there are numerous letters present in Akkadian but not represented in cuneiform for which we have no clue how they interacted with the spoken language. Ultimately, it would not be feasible to produce a pronunciation of Enheduanna's name, and as such this tag is just providing misinformation. -- 04:27, 20 November 2014‎ Ashur-bani-apla

  1. ^ http://etcsl.orinst.ox.ac.uk/cgi-bin/etcsl.cgi?searchword=l=en-he2-du7-an-na%20t=PN&charenc=gcirc