i remember my elementary school years when i got animal cards to learn. A blue whale was shown on one of these cards and I was fascinated by the enormous size and streamlined shape of this whale. But even more than this picture of the whale itself is the memory of a feeling that I […]


Hannes Seebacher

Inana/Ištar is by far the most complex of all Mesopotamian deities, displaying contradictory, even paradoxical traits (Harris 1991; see also Bahrani 2000) i-star is related to this very complex deity from the early time of Akkadia. But for me it is not about gender acting in this figur, because sometimes this goddess is described as […]