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Child of An, he has chosen you in his holy heart in the great sky and on the great earth and made you worthy of the ladyship of the Land.
Bau, Enlil has looked at you with favour, young woman, mother Bau, from the shining E-kur, and made you eminently fit for lord Ning̃irsu
Bau, in the E-tar-sirsir, founded for you by An, you decide the fate of all the countries; you, Bau, render verdicts and decree judgments.
Good woman, prayerful lady for whom has been decreed the creation of life -- each day as she goes about, conversing, from early in the morning she is to be ...... at her side with honour. Your name fills the mouth like cakes, butter and cream
Alright then it was just a test...
When one realizes the importance to the common people of these mysteries then it seems not so surprising that Bau the inn keeper or barmaid should be elevated to the position of Queen of the world, an extension of the grain Goddess cult in the bread and beer she served, and Nanaya was the finest expression of the magic of the tavern.
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the reinstatement of the centrality of Nanaya-Bau is understood as according to the expressed wishes of Anu and can be expected to be enforced by Ningirsu at some point, none of this will turn out to be optional.
The education of a woman, and of the scribes, took place in the temple. Writing and art were elite privileges, as literacy was restricted to a powerful elite. The visual images came from the imagination of those scribes under royal patronage.
Roberts - Enheduanna
Of course this is also the premise of Apollo, were Hyperborean Apollo delights in the uncouth and lowly nature of his Northern European feasting and drinking companions that never even took the trouble to learn to read and write, that live in closeness to nature, the basis of the cult of Apollo and Artemis, following the ways of the wolf and the bear and the shamanic tradition.
It's a very good creative time for me. I really should strike while the iron is hot.
That's true, the central importance of the inn, magical doorways, mystical orifices, gender role reversal and the all importance of beer towards the mega mega enlightenment of the White Temple of Anu at Uruk, the English and Sumerians have much in common...
That's a fabulous choice...