Ishtar also known as Inanna - Star, Goddess of Power War Fertility & Sacred Sexuality - the one who has gone through the 7 gates, died & resurrected (This is the fertility goddess associated with Easter).
Inana (Sumerian)/Ištar (Akkadian) is among the most important deities and the most important goddess in the Mesopotamian pantheon. She is primarily known as the goddess of sexual love but is equally prominent as the goddess of warfare. In her astral aspect, Inana/Ištar is the planet Venus, the morning and the evening star.
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.
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.
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…