Episode 80: Enheduanna, the First Known Author in History

Mar 13, 2023, 08:00 AM

In this week's episode, Andrew explores the life and legacy of Enheduanna, the first known author in history. Enheduanna was the daughter of Sargon of Akkad and served as the high priestess of the moon god Nanna in Ur during the 23rd century BCE. She is best known for her literary works, including hymns, poems, and prayers, which have had a significant impact on the development of Mesopotamian literature and religion. Enheduanna's writings are notable for their vivid imagery, powerful metaphors, and timeless themes of love, loss, and faith. Her legacy continues to inspire readers today, and her status as a pioneering female author has made her an icon for scholars and activists around the world.
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