Knot of Inanna

The Knot of Inanna is a stylized bundle of reeds, an emblem of the Babylonian goddess Inanna.

This symbol was early written form of the name of the goddess, whose name was composed of two characters, the post and the ring of rushes..

It is related to the tyet knot of Isis. As a symbol of divine authority, it is the ancestor of the crozier, a staff carried by Catholic bishops.


Inanna with the ringposts

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Knot of Inanna

 

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liz December 18, 2011 at 10:55 pm

In the relief sculpture of Inanna there is a ring that the goddess holds in both hands. What is the meaning?

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Jennifer May 6, 2013 at 8:49 pm

I forget the usual designation, but off the top of my head, I believe it is similar to the Egyptian Shen seen here: http://symboldictionary.net/?p=557 , a coiled rope signifying divine protection.

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