5/21/12

Goddess of the Week: Inaras

Sophia wants a goddess who will help her overcome annoying obstacles.  She needs the Hittite goddess Inaras.

Once there was a cruel and vicious dragon named Illuyankas.  Illuyankas hated the gods and set out to destroy them.  Try what they might, the gods could not beat Illuyankas.  Illuyankas was just too powerful.  But Inaras came up with a plan.  She invited Illuyankas to a giant feast in his honor.  Well, how could Illuyankas say no?  It was a feast in his honor, and there was pie.  Illuyankas ate and ate and ate.  He got so fat that he couldn't crawl back into his home.  He got so fat he couldn't reach his feet.  So they hogtied him and killed him, and that was that for the gods' dragon problem.

Inaras reminds us that not all obstacles can be fought head on.  Sometimes, what you really need is strategy, patience and a good pie.  Personally, I prefer apple pie, but only if it's not too goopy and if the apples aren't too soft.

Channel this goddess: when the straightest line won't take you where you need to go, when wiles are in order, when cooking for annoying thin people who take, like, two bites and then say, "Oh, I'm so full!"


Need a goddess?  I've got goddesses!  Post a comment explaining what you need or want a goddess for.  Then check back in a week or two and see what you got.

On a book trailer note: You had to know that some people would raise the artistic bar.


This is Lorena, as painted by Jean Spitzer.  I think she's Venus because she is so lovely.  What do you think?
This is Katherine Watson caught in reflection.  She certainly looks wily to me.  I think she is a perfect Inaras.

13 comments:

Daisy said...

both new pictures are beautiful! We are all such great lookin' women - goddesses for sure.

Tony Van Helsing said...

After reading this I hope I don't get invited to a pie party.

Jean Spitzer said...

I have to say, I like this post.

And pie, though I will, in the future, be careful of who is offering it.

altadenahiker said...

Oh, sigh. Two fabulous portraits. Jean and Kathy -- they're one-uppers, that's all there is to it.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I hope this goddess works out for Sophia. Speaking of goddesses - the painter and the chieftess. Yup, one uppers for us mere mortals

claire said...

Stunning pictures of goddesses :-)

Petrea Burchard said...

Oh goddess, now we'll all have to be painted by Jean and photographed by Kathy.

Ms M said...

Great new goddess additions!
And a story of being wily and wise.

Susan Campisi said...

Yep, that's a pretty high bar set by these two new goddesses. I think I need Inaras to help me get a goddess photo to you.

Olga said...

I am enjoying all the goddess pictures. These two are outstanding.

About pie--the apples are so important. We had friends who grew the best pie apples and they always shared them generously, but then they moved away. I haven't had a really good apple pie for two years now.

Rois said...

I love the two newest goddesses.The photo really had me looking to see what was being reflected and wondering about it and the woman in the photo.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Good lesson to learn here. And now I want pie. Dang you!

TheChieftess said...

Ahhh...I like being wily!!! And as for pie...My first mother in law made THE BEST apple pie ever!!! I'm not much of a pie eater...but I could eat hers all day!!!