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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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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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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.

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Stone foundation tablet recording the restoration of the temple of the Goddess Inanna. Dated 2047 BC.

Stone foundation tablet recording the restoration of the temple of the Goddess Inanna.

Goddess Ishtar & Astrophyllite, from the Crystal Mandala Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild Artwork by Jane Marin

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#Anahita and #Ishtar: Connections to the Planet #Venus

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Assembly of the Babylon Brick Fragments into Figures and Ornaments of the Ishtar Gate of Babylon, 1928

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Celtic LION Ring in .925 Sterling Silver - Two-headed Medieval LION GODDESS ISHTAR Ring with gemstone choice