E-anna (Sumerian: 𒂍𒀭𒈾 É-AN.NA, house of heavens) was an ancient Sumerian temple in Uruk. Considered "the residence of Inanna" and Anu, it is mentioned several times in the Epic of Gilgamesh, and elsewhere.[1] The evolution of the gods to whom the temple was dedicated is the subject of scholarly study.[1]

Part of the front of Inanna's temple from Uruk
Photograph of modern reconstruction from the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, Germany, of columns with decorative clay pins resembling mosaics from the Eanna temple

The Epic of GilgameshEdit

From Tablet One:[2]

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.

See alsoEdit

Uruk - Eanna district


  1. ^ a b Jeffrey H. Tigay (1982). The Evolution of the Gilgamesh Epic. Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers. ISBN 9780865165465.
  2. ^ "Epic of Gilgamesh: Tablet I".

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