She is possibly the earliest known author and poet

Enheduanna of Akkad

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enheduanna

Here’s a link to translations of her compositions known as “The Temple Hymns”:

http://etcsl.orinst.ox.ac.uk/section4/tr4801.htm

This reminds me of something I tweeted a few years ago:

Five traditional Mesopotamian job descriptions for poets: astrologer/scribe, diviner, exorcist/magician, physician, lamentation chanter.

Apparently using one’s writing talents to glorify one’s god has been around for a long time!

And some things to think about:

  • Will our works still be around and read 4,614 years after we and our nation/culture/language are gone?
  • If they are, what might the people of that time think of them, the culture they came from, and you?
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