This ancient clay tablet from Babylonia is inscribed in Sumerian cuneiform and dates to the 20th-17th centuries BC. It mentions King Sargon’s daughter Enhedu'anna as the author of a hymn to the goddess Inanna. The tablet has lines written first by the teacher in the first column, with 2 students repeating the hymn in columns 2 and 3.
Enhedu’anna was the daughter of King Sargon of Akkad (2334-2279 BC), founder of the first documented empire in Asia. Enhedu’anna emerges as a genuine creative talent, a poetess as well as a princess, a priestess and a prophetess. She is, in fact, the first named, non-legendary author in history. As such she has found her way into contemporary anthologies, especially of women’s literature.
“[After Persephone was returned from the underworld to Demeter :] Then bright-coiffed Hekate came near to them, and often did she embrace the daughter of holy Demeter: and from that time the lady Hekate was minister and companion to Persephone.”
The tune to Blur’s “Song 2″ is actually from a hymn popular in the 1600s. The second hymn in most hymnals, the otherwise untitled “Hymn 2″ was most often known as the “Woohoo Hymn” due to the repetition of the phrase.
in your backyard you dig a hole. i know you will put me inside. the heat has been off now for so many days. and the sun doesn’t rise in the sky. as a child i never blamed you at all. i knew that you had a plan. but i can’t keep my food down at night anymore. do you forgive me? do you forgive me?