Enheduanna's accomplishments have had a far-reaching impact.
She lived during a time in history when women had spiritual power and responsibility for leadership in spiritual and temple life. Her prominence was said to last for 500 years in her own culture, and her writings were passed along and copied, and used as examples to teach new scribes how to write.
She was also known as a princess and was assigned a larger role as "En Priestess," a position often ascribed to daughters of royal heritage.
Enheduanna is also connected in history as the daughter of Sargon of Akkad (Sargon the Great, r. 2334-2279 BCE).
There are some accounts that say she may have been the symbolic daughter of the great ruler, but many consider them blood relatives. Regardless of genealogy, Sargon entrusted her with important duties and assigned her to a powerful role.
It was by Sargon's appointment that Enheduanna became the high priestess of Sumer's most important temple in Ur.
She also was given the responsibility of "melding the Sumerian gods with the Akkadian ones to create the stability his empire needed to thrive," according to WorldHistory.com.
This responsibility also required the blending of both cultures into one language, which was reflected in the progression of cuneiform. Earlier versions were written in Sumerian and in Enheduanna's day cuneiform was scribed in Akkadian.