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Sacred Prostitution: Then and Now

September 10, 2008

As I’m getting ready to teach the joys of Enkidu and Shamhat’s sexual relations, I ran across an article from the Aug 4th New Yorker on sacred prostitution in India, Serving the Goddess: The Dangerous Life of a Sacred Sex Worker. I recommend this as a read for anyone dealing with the complex sexual relations that ancient Mesopotamia presents to students (or professors).

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