in artzone •  4 months ago

The Holy Priestess of Heaven

I say, "Hail!" to the Holy One who appears in the heavens!
I say, "Hail!" to the Holy Priestess of Heaven!
I say, "Hail!" to Inanna, Great Lady of Heaven!

Holy Torch! You fill the sky with light!
You brighten the day at dawn!

I say, "Hail!" to Inanna, Great Lady of Heaven!

Awesome Lady of the Annuna Gods!
Crowned with great horns,
You fill the heavens and earth with light!

I say, "Hail!" to Inanna, First Daughter of the Moon!

Mighty, majestic, and radiant,
You shine brilliantly in the evening,
You brighten the day at dawn,
You stand in the heavens like the sun and the moon,
Your wonders are known both above and below,
To the greatness of the Holy Priestess of Heaven,
To you, Inanna, I sing!

~ sumerian hymn quted from Inanna Queen of Heaven
by Wolkstein and Kramer.


"One of the important lessons of the goddess Inanna is that,
if we are to remain in touch with our true selves,
we must divest ourselves of our attachments
to the "outer world" and travel inward.

The goddess Inanna represents the many facets
of being a woman and the myriad of roles they play.
She is a powerful example of a courageous mode of being that
is unafraid to face the changes that are required
during the course of a woman’s life.
As one who courageously traveled into the dark places of the soul,
she can be our guide in times of tribulation."


I created this piece a very long time ago.
The picture below it is an original drawing
with pen and pencil on paper,
and the ones above are a result
of my experimentation with some layers in Photoshop.


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Looks nice and amazing!



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Beautiful and strange, Kati ! I love the sketch version but it really becomes its own mystical presence at its final form :) Really lovely work !


I appreciate your feedback!;) thank you! this drawing was a powerful seed!;)