Inanna is a very ancient Sumerian goddess of Heaven and Earth, the Underworld, the founder of urban civilization, and agriculture. She is a love goddess as well, and the Semitic goddess Ishtar was assimilated into Inanna’s broad powers. Her lover is the god who seasonally dies, is mourned and reborn, as the vegetation in the agricultural cycles. In this way Inanna is the first of a long line of descent of Middle Eastern land and love goddesses: Innanna, Ishtar, Astarte, Ashera, Ashtoreth, and finally Aphrodite. It is also easy to believe that her Descent story may have been source material for Isis' Descent.
Inanna is also a goddess of sovereignty, so any king would need to be married to her, as to the land itself, in order to wield any power. The rise in power and ultimate death of kings is seen to be a reflection of the natural cycle of the growth and sacrifice of crops. Inanna, the Earth and Queen of Heaven, remains eternal through this cycle.
In one of Inanna’s most famous stories, she gained the secret Me, the word-keys to the mysteries of destiny, from her uncle, Enki, by getting him drunk. Inanna descended through seven gates, sacrificing part of her divinity, queenship and herself each time, into the Underworld to visit her sister Ereshkigal who then killed her and hung her on a meat hook to rot. Transgender beings from Enki’s fingernails saved her and allowed Innana’s rescue and return to the Overworld, bringing with her the Underworld mysteries. Ancient poems refer to her "crescent barge of Heaven," which is the New Moon. For this reason I potion Inanna oil on Fridays just after the New Moon.
Inanna oil smells warm and comforting, fertile and very approachable. Wear or offer it for love, prosperity, fertility, or for those time when you need guidance to descend into the Underworld of your own soul. If you are a man seeking election to represent a city, county or state, you might also seek the approval of Inanna.
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Natural Magick deity oils are made with reverence and research to be pleasing devotional blends for the gods and goddesses they are named for. I research legend and lore, and try to use oils of plants that grew in the lands where the deity originated or rules. The Natural Magick process of using planetary and elemental influences, correspondence, and high quality ingredients is especially appropriate for honoring the gods and bringing their qualities into our lives.
Anoint yourself to attune to these deities, or pour into offering bowls or aromatherapy lamps, or anoint statues or fetish objects. I love to give them to priests or priestesses who run open circles or invoke our patron gods and goddesses.
These oils are in beautiful round 1/2 ounce bottles, blended in 100% fractionated coconut oil, so with any care they should last a very long time. They are priced according to the ingredients requested by the gods.