E-anna (Sumerian: 𒂍𒀭𒈾 É-AN.NA, house of heavens) was an ancient Sumerian temple in Uruk. Considered "the residence of Inanna" and Anu, it is mentioned several times in the Epic of Gilgamesh, and elsewhere. The evolution of the gods to whom the temple was dedicated is the subject of scholarly study.
The Epic of Gilgamesh
From Tablet One:
He carved on a stone stela all of his toils,
and built the wall of Uruk-Haven,
the wall of the sacred Eanna Temple, the holy sanctuary.
- Jeffrey H. Tigay (1982). The Evolution of the Gilgamesh Epic. Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers. ISBN 9780865165465.
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