Sumerian poems and lamentations – 12 Let Me Teach You the Lies of Women
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
From A Tigi to Inana and Dumuzid (Dumuzid-Inana H)
While I, the lady, was passing the day yesterday,
while I, Inana, was passing the day yesterday,
while I was passing the day, while I was dancing,
while I was singing songs all day until evening,
he met me, he met me.
The lord, the friend of An, met me;
the lord took me in his hands,
Ucumgal-ana embraced me about my neck.
"......, let me go, so that I can go to our house!
Friend of Enlil, let me go, so that I can go to our house!
What lie can I offer to my mother?
What lie can I offer to my mother Ningal?"
"Let me teach you, let me teach you! Inana,
let me teach you the lies of women:
"My girlfriend was dancing with me in the square.
She ran around playfully with me, banging the drum.
She sang her sweet songs for me.
I passed the day there with her in pleasure and delight."
Offer this as a lie to your own mother.
As for us -- let me make love with you by moonlight!
Let me loosen your combs on the holy and luxuriant couch.
May you pass a sweet day there with me in voluptuous pleasure."
The source of the experienceMesopotamian system
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
Listening to beating sounds
Listening to music
Singing and humming