I don't see inana as a trickster, Take into account that in religous and historical terms,inana became the virgin mary,there seems to be a clean up
situation taken place. Inana had to drop the 'free love' lifestyle aswell as the goddess of war,she was the patron deity of prostitutes which goes
against the immaculate conception.
Inana is unique, she is the deity that appears to be most written about,her personification is in many cultures across the world,she is not
localised.She is also one of the very few deities that have free access to heaven,earth and the underworld,she is as we could say 'transdimensional'.
Hence where her secondary attribute, wisdom came from an understanding of all three worlds.
Then look at her attributes, love,war and sex
Of all the ancient deities,she appears to be most human,overlap those three attributes and you have 'the good,the bad and the ugly' of all
humankind.In ancient writing,she had a soft spot for humans,yet gave a 'tough love' approach,but at the same instance would be the first to fight
alongside humans even against other deities if there was a sense of justice.......sometimes there appeared no sense,until a later time which indicates
When it comes to love attribute,it was not marriage..nor even in partipation of human marriage...it was all outside of wedlock.Her partners never
lasted long and she never married.There are different accounts of her love with dumuzi,Gilgamesh turned her offering down,because of her attitude with
previous lovers,she is associated with the 'skull n' x-bones' symbol because of her infamous notoriety.It was said "If she approached, you were
safe,If you approached,you may be lucky,yet if you crossed/faced,you may be dead"Her war attribute can be best described to what the Assyrians used to
call a battlefield......."playground of ishtar".
To me,Inana was no trickster/loki type,the evidence points to the raven,crow or rook.
transdimensional,precognitive,panoramic wisdom/perception and skull x-bones symbol
American indian crow medicine has alot in common with this deity.
edit on 10-4-2013 by 8pointed1 because: spotted a false statement