Symbol of protection, fertility

Inanna was an ancient Mesopotamian goddess. She was associated with beauty, love, desire, and fertility. Innana’s cuneiform ideogram was a hook shaped knot of reeds. The knot represented the doorpost of a storehouse which is a symbol of fertility.

Inanna represents the power of creation and divine feminism. The knot is an agricultural symbol for her. It represents the reed boat Inanna built to save humankind after Eniki caused a great flood to try and wipe out humankind. Reeds are a symbol of provision, life, and structure. Reeds were a highly coveted crop and were used daily in Mesopotamian life.

 

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