Ancient Sumerian temple in Uruk
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- In E-ana the linen-clad priests prepare an altar for him.
Water is placed there for the lord; they address him.
Bread is placed there; they address him.
- He carved on a stone stela all of his toils,
and built the wall of Uruk-Haven,
the wall of the sacred Eanna Temple, the holy sanctuary.
- Through the reed thickets and the tall-growing reeds. She gazed in admiration at E-ana which had come forth from heaven.
- She had captured E-ana from [[Anu|]An]! She secured it. [...] Now Inana speaks of the E-ana as the house that is the place of the lady. The goddess who has attained her triumphant position, Inana who has attained her triumphant position, declares in the good place: "I have captured E-ana from An." Because you are unmatched among the Great Princes, maiden Inana, praising you is magnificent!
- My brother, I want to tell you something -- pay attention to my speech. [...] Utu, my twin, I want to tell you something -- pay attention to my speech. [...] My spouse, has made love to me, has kissed me. I wanted [the E-ana] for him. [...] But majestic An would not give him E-ana. The heavens are ours, the earth is ours: E-ana should be captured from An.