Umineko Chiru OP
Inanna Dream - Zwei
I love this opening. Not only is the song amazing, but the title itself provides some rather interesting insight into Yasu as the main focus of the series. (Nothing new, just another way of expressing what we already know.)
Inanna is a fertility goddess, also associated with warfare. So, why have an Umineko song referencing this particular goddess? Well…
Early visual images, dating from the fourth millennium BC, from Uruk and associated with Inanna (Ishtar), display three types of human figures: men, women, and what anthropologist Susan Pollock has called “genderless figures,” because they lack hair and genitals. (source)
A text dating from the reign of Hammurabi of Babylon (1792–1750) says explicitly that the goddess of Uruk makes eunuchs, referring to Ishtar (her Assyrian and Babylonian name) or Inanna (her Sumerian name), the goddess of sexual love and fertility. (source)
So there you have it. Alchemist’s Chiru OP is a direct reference to a goddess with strong association to castration and gender identity. Funny how stuff like that keeps on appearing in this series. It’s almost like it means something!