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Hyborian Age

Origin

Inanna was the Annunaki goddess of love, fertility and war. She was the beautiful and youngest daughter of Anu, leader of the Annunnaki, and of Ki (Gaea), Elder goddess and earth-goddess, and was born in Ababenzzar, then in Shem, during the Hyborian era.[1]

Relationships, aliases and worship

Known as the Earth-Mother, Inanna mated with Pteor, the male sky-god.[3][4]

She also consorted with her brother, Tammuz, the handsome god of shepherds,[1] also known as Adonis.[4]

She was believed to have possibly spawned the Demon of Dark Valley, Pthassiass, the "Dweller in the Pool", and another monster,[13] and to drink the blood spilled in battle.[21]

Earth-Mother was also known under the guises of Ishtar, Derketo and Ashtoreth,[3] among others:

Ishtar, Derketo and Ashtoreth are considered chiefs among the Earth-Mother goddesses held responsible for the fertility of Shem's lands.[4]

...[24]

Allegedly jealous of the beautiful mortal Isolene, Ishtar had her locked up in a tower guarded by demons.[1]

Later, at the time gods and mortals walked together, her own priest Libro stole her Lifestone, granting him power over her for centuries.[10]

Age of Conan

The Kushite shaman N'Yaga led the tribe of Bird-Riders of the Southern Isles who adopted him and Bêlit, the daughter of King Atrahasis of Asgalun, to believe that she was the daughter of the death-goddess Derketa,[31][verification needed] Atrahasis having mated with Derketa.[18][32]

Libro eventually lost the Lifestone, and it returned to her in Ababenzzar (now in the desert separating Turan from the Hyborian kingdoms), where Libro tried to retrieve it with the help of Conan (who didn't knew Libro's true intentions). Under the mortal form of Alonia, Ishtar tried to dissuade Libro, in vain. As Libro invoked a creature to kill Conan who slew him in return, "Alonia" intervened, allowing the barbarian to destroy the creature. She then recovered her Lifestone and appeared to Conan as Ishtar.[10]

When Conan and Bêlit came to the Temple of a Thousand Gods to acquire the Iron-Bound Book of Skelos, the priest used his hypnosis powers to have both of them to appear to the other respectively as Dagon and Derketa, for them to fight each other. Conan, triumphing over "Derketa", was able to figure things before he would slay Bêlit.[14]

Antiquity

Around 2700 BC, Inanna attempted to add the Eternal champion Gilgamesh to her list of sexual conquests. When Gilgamesh rejected her proposition, she had Anu send the Bull of Heaven to attack him, but Gilgamesh slew the beast. Inanna killed Gilgamesh's friend Enkidu in return. However, the Bull of Heaven, also known as the therianthropic god Gugalanna, was wed to Inanna's sister Ereshkigal. His death caused a deep enmity between the two sisters. Soon, when Inanna descended to Ereshkigal's Irkalla, she was trapped within the netherworld realm and could only escape after Tammuz was seized by Ereshkigal's demons and forced to take Inanna's place.[1]

Demon

As the belief of the Annunaki began to be supplanted by Christianity, Inanna was among those of her brethen to be tricked[1] by Marduk Kurios. Those who accepted the deal transformed/[33]degenerated into demons, in a desperate attempt to maintain their influence in the Earth realm.[1]

Modern Age

In recent centuries, the demonic Inanna rose to power in the netherworlds, becoming the demoness of inspiration and attempting to establish a foothold in the Earth realm. However, she was seemingly defeated[1] and destroyed by Daimon Hellstrom[34] and occult terrorist Jaine Cutter.[1]

Power Grid [36]
Intelligence
 3
Strength
Speed*
 3
Durability
Energy Projection
Fighting Skills
* Teleporter

Powers

As a goddess, Inanna possessed the conventional superhuman physical attributes of a Mesopotamina goddess. She could cause intense emotions in others, and her Lifestone could mystically bestow good fortune and immortality upon mortals. The extent of her powers following her degeneration into an archdemon is unknown, although she possesses vast mystical abilities. She was especially adept at "inspiring" madness in others, and was faithfully served by her demonic Bailiff of Madness.

Strength level

She could lift approximately 25 tons.[1]



Equipment

Lifestone

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Footnotes

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1; Inanna's entry
  2. Savage Sword of Conan #7
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Official Handbook of the Conan Universe #1; Gods and Worship's entry
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Official Handbook of the Conan Universe #1; Shem's entry
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Conan the Barbarian #70
  6. 6.0 6.1 Conan the Barbarian #55
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Savage Sword of Conan #5
  8. Conan the Barbarian #123
  9. Conan the Barbarian #124
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 Conan the Barbarian #40
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #3; Council of Godheads' entry
  12. Conan the Barbarian #150
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Conan the Barbarian #63
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 Conan the Barbarian #66
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 Savage Tales #2; Red Nails
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Official Handbook of the Conan Universe #1; Kush's entry
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Savage Sword of Conan #2
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Conan the Barbarian #72
  19. 19.0 19.1 Conan the Barbarian #71's cover
  20. Invocations or mentions of Astoreth or Asthoreth could be misspellings or alternate spelling of Ashtoreth
  21. Savage Sword of Conan #44
  22. Savage Sword of Conan #25
  23. All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update #3; Annunaki's entry, Dagon's second paragraph
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 Conan the Barbarian #71
  25. Conan the Barbarian #23
  26. Conan the Barbarian #34
  27. Conan the Barbarian #37
  28. Conan the Barbarian #7
  29. Conan the Barbarian #12
  30. Conan the Barbarian #13
  31. Conan the Barbarian #59
  32. Conan the Barbarian #91
  33. Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1; The Annunaki's entry
  34. All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update #3; Annunaki's entry, Inanna's first paragraph
  35. Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1; Inanna's entry
  36. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z hardcover Vol. 14



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