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Inanna and Maeva

Uncommon Goddesses of Love and War

By Emily Marie ConcannonPublished 2 months ago 2 min read
Inanna and Maeva
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Maeva and Inanna of ancient days,

None may know your wicked ways,

Uncommon and hidden from our sight,

Is your combined and forceful might.

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Irrisistable beauty enraptures the hearts,

Of men below, struck with Cupid's darts.

Love you cry from the sky,

Yet war you bring and all must die.


Death and misery haunt your steps,

Goddesses so ancient we're left bereft,

Of understanding how you opperate,

and constantly twist the force of Fate.

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Inanna! the lover, the bringer of joy!

And yet you consume each and every boy.

What great contradiction birthed your name?

That you love could kill, destroy, and maime?

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Maeva! You twisted, blood thristy Queen,

Warping men's judgement's against and between,

So they will fight and they will murder,

To accomplish your final, deathly order.

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No one today could understand,

Why this was once the law of the land,

Love could not persist without hate,

Peace was not without war at the gate.

Yet, great mother's, must this persist?

Must love always with war exist?

Or can this uncommon, and unequal blend

Finally be put to death in the end?

I praise you Inanna and Maeve the strong!

For you kept us, sustained us when all was so wrong.

Yet can we move past this unwelcomed mixture?

Of love and war always being a fixture?

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Thank you so much for reading my entry to the Uncommon challenge! I've been thinking of this challenge a lot the past few days, and felt the blend of love and war such an uncommon blend today. However, in the past, it was everywhere.

The goddesses of the ancient world were always blended with love and war. They were inextricably mixed with beauty and disgust, life and death, love and war.

You can read more about the lesser known goddesses, Inanna and Maeve in these two articles.



Basically, Inanna was the Sumerian goddess of war and love. She was one of the most feared and loved deities of ancient Sumer.

Maeva (Maev) is a Gaelic goddess of war and love. She was known for suducing the Irish Herakles, Cu Chulain. She too was greatly feared and revered throughout the ancient Celtic past! Thank you again :) :)

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About the Creator

Emily Marie Concannon

I am a world nomad with a passion for vegan food, history, coffee, and equality.

You can find my first novel on Kindle Vella here: https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/story/B09V4S7T4N :) I appreciate all your support and engagement! :)

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  • Lisa A Lachapelle2 months ago

    Excellent and different perspective and so true about the goddesses.

  • Heather Hubler2 months ago

    Once more, I'm drawn into these amazing ancient worlds you bring to life. Loved it so much!!

  • Love these words and images , wonderful

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