Shin Megami Tensei V daily demon vol. 084 – Inanna
Atlus has released the latest daily demon video for Shin Megami Tensei V. Today’s video features the demon Inanna, check it out along with some more details below.
Here is some of the story behind Inanna from the Megami Tensei wiki:
Inanna, also known as Ištar, is the Mesopotamian goddess of love, war, fertility, games and the morning star. She is the daughter of the moon god Nanna, the twin sister of the sun god Utu, and the younger sister of Ereshkigal. Her Akkadian counterpart was Ishtar. While she was depicted as sexually active, with many hymns describing her encounters with Dumuzi, she was rarely presented as the mother of any other gods, and was never viewed as a mother goddess. That role was fulfilled by goddesses like Ninhursag instead in the Mesopotamian pantheon.
She was known as the “Queen of Heaven” and was the patron goddess of the Eanna temple at the city of Uruk, which was her main cult center. She was associated with the planet Venus and her most prominent symbols included the lion and the eight-pointed star. Like most Mesopotamian deities, she was usually depicted in a horned crown.
Inanna appears in more myths than any other Sumerian deity. The most famous among them include Inanna’s descent to the underworld, describing her confrontation with Ereshkigal and subsequent rescue by her servant Ninshubur and Enki, the god of knowledge, and Inanna and Enki, in which she steals many me (a difficult to translate term referring to divine powers and attributes, among other things) from Enki’s main temple in Eridug.
Shin Megami Tensei V is slated to arrive on Switch on November 12. Check out earlier daily demon videos here.