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