English translation: For this girl who was dear to her/whom she cared about/had affection for and..Mace is
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English term or phrase:
For this one dear to her
For this girl who was dear to her/whom she cared about/had affection for and..Mace is
English to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase:For this one dear to her
This is the same ancient poem about the Sumerian goddess Inanna, who changes a cursed woman into a man to lift her status. Here is the other line I would like to ask you about:
Over the maiden's head
she makes a sign of prayer
hands then folded at her nose
she declares her manly/woman
In sacred rite
she takes the broach
which pins a woman's robe
breaks the needle
consecrates the maiden's heart as male
gives to her a mace
**for this one dear to her**
she shifts a god's curse
a blight reversed
Could this "mace" be a phallic symbol? Does the line "for this one dear to her" mean something like "for this girl who was dear to her" or I am absolutely wrong? Thank you very much for your contribution.