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Sumerian Mythology in Old Legends and New Fables

Sumerian mythology doesn’t make a lot of appearances in stories or poetry these days, but I have a couple of poems inĀ Old Legends and New Fables featuring bits of Sumerian myths.

One of the poems is “Queen of Heaven,” which recounts the story of how Inanna protected the humans within her purview. The other poem, “Parallel Lives,” looks at the parallels between the stories of Persephone and Inanna in the Underworld of their respective cultures.

There’s a huge world of underrepresented mythologies out there, and Sumerian mythology is one of the ones I’ve only touched at the edges. Alongside other poems and stories of more commonly used legends, these two poems stand out in the Old Legends and New Fables collection!

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