ISHTARAlso known as ISTAR
Sky Goddess of Sex, Fertility, Love - and War
She's a feisty no-nonsense Goddess — and also the Evening Star with eight points. All of them good. Extremely popular.
Her official husband — at least in Akkadia — is TAMMUZ, the God of Agriculture and Rebirth. It's possible the strain is too much for him as he spends six months per year recovering in the Underworld.
ISHTAR seems also to have become the Goddess of Deja Vu as she shared almost the same life as INANNA. But considering that INANNA stole ME, the Tablets of Destiny, she may well have used them to both backdate and update herself — until she was everywhere and everyone from ASTARTE to ISIS. She may even have been born again as APHRODITE.
She is also Goddess of the Evening Star and seems determined to stay in the ascendancy as long as a sex Goddess is needed. Her symbol is an eight-pointed star, and she doesn't care if you think it's rude to point or look at her with naked eyes.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
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Area or people : Akkadia, Sumer, Babylon
Location : Mesopotamia
Gender : Female
Type : Deity
Identified with : Venus
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : ISTAR
Popularity index : 1137
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