Inanna is the Queen of Heaven and Earth and the Goddess of Love. She is also Goddess of Grain, War, Fertility, Sexual Love, and perhaps best of all, Lady of the Myriad Offices. She is healer, lifegiver, and composer of songs; the keeper of emotions; eternally youthful, dynamic, fierce, sensuous, the harlot-virgin, never settled nor domesticated, magnetic, yet independent. She was into fertility, order, war, love, heavens, healing, emotions, and song; always wandering, searching for her home, her power. Ultimately, she was the embodied, playful, passionately erotic, feminine; the powerful, independent, self-willed, feminine; the ambitious, regal, many-sided feminine.
Inanna provides a many-faceted symbolic image, a wholeness pattern, of the feminine beyond the merely maternal. She combines earth and sky, matter and spirit, vessel and light, earthly bounty and heavenly guidance. She is Queen of Heaven, goddess of gentle rains and terrible floods, and of the morning and evening star.
In this representation, I chose to portray her coming of age, naked from having let go of the primitive, grasping human aspects; and her unacknowledged, unexpressed fears and desires in order to be deserving of the gifts of throne and bed. She comes forth in erotic innocence, ready to ascend to her rightful position as the Queen and Consort of Heaven that she is.