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Mesopotamia, Goddess Ishtar or Ereshkigal 'Queen of the Night' (18th Century B.C.). Goddess Ishtar, the roots of later Christian celebrated 'Easter,' Christianity having Pagan roots.

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Inanna was the Queen of the Sumerian Pantheon and Goddess of love, fertility and war. Her other names included Ninanna (Queen of the Sky) and as Ninsinanna she was personification of the planet Venus, linked to the morning and evening star. The Babylonians knew her as Ishtar. Sacred marriage rites were performed at the Sumerian New Year. At the ceremony this Goddess would be invoked to bless the couples with fertility.

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Goddess Inanna

Goddess Ishtar From the land where Lilith was born

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Star of Ur Amulet Dating back to 2000 BC, the eight-pointed star was discovered as a seal within the ruins of the ancient city of Ur. There it was the symbol of the Goddess Inanna, the Sumerian queen of the heavens, and later the symbol of Ishtar, who was revered in Babylon as the Light Bringer - with the eight pointed star, enclosed in a circle being the symbol of the sun god. As such it offers us a powerful, ancient connection to the Goddess and the light and warmth that she provides…

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Mythology + Religion: Goddess Inanna | #MythologyAndReligion #Mythology #Inanna

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Inanna / Ishtar / Astarte was a goddess whose favor brought enslavement, pain and even death on her lovers.

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darkbastardsoul: “Inanna, Sumerian Goddess of Love ” !!! This is exactly what the snake around Inanna’s neck looked like in my dream.

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ISHTAR

Ishtar in Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

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The Goddess Inanna. The Sumerian Great Queen or Lady of Heaven (Ninanna) is known to us mainly from the Gilgamesh epic. Also known as Innin, she has subsequently given rise to the Semitic Ishtar. Inanna/Ishtar was, without doubt, the most venerated and influential among all Near-Eastern deities.

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Ishtar - Babylonian Goddess Ishtar

Ishtar, Goddess of love

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