Ishtar Mistress of the Gods whose yes is truly yes
Ishtar queen of harlots lady of Babylon
Ishtar sweet jewel of Sodom
Beloved daughter of Sin Ishtar

Ishtar unlocked the seven gates covenant of Absu
Impaled naked and bleeding hung left to die upon a Stake
Ishtar suffer in darkness unheard you cry for dawn


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    Ishtar Mistress of the Gods
    Whose yes is truly yes
    Ishtar queen of harlots
    Lady of Babylon
    Ishtar sweet jewel of Sodom
    Beloved daughter of Sin
    Ishtar
    Ishtar unlocked the seven gates
    Covenant of Absu
    Impaled Naked and Bleeding
    Hung left to die upon a Stake
    Ishtar Suffer in Darkness
    Unheard you cry cry for dawn


    Ishtar is a goddess of fertility, love, war, and sex.In the Babylonian pantheon, she "was the divine personification of the planet Venus".
    Ishtar was above all associated with sexuality: her cult involved sacred prostitution; her holy city Uruk was called the "town of the sacred courtesans"; and she herself was the "courtesan of the gods". Ishtar had many lovers; however, as Guirand notes,woe to him whom Ishtar had honoured! The fickle goddess treated her passing lovers cruelly, and the unhappy wretches usually paid dearly for the favours heaped on them. Animals, enslaved by love, lost their native vigour: they fell into traps laid by men or were domesticated by them. 'Thou has loved the lion, mighty in strength', says the hero Gilgamesh to Ishtar, 'and thou hast dug for him seven and seven pits! Thou hast loved the steed, proud in battle, and destined him for the halter, the goad and the whip.'
    Even for the gods Ishtar's love was fatal. In her youth the goddess had loved Tammuz, god of the harvest, and – if one is to believe Gilgamesh – this love caused the death of Tammuz.
    Ishtar was the daughter of Sin or Anu.She was particularly worshiped at Nineveh and Arbela (Erbil)
    Her symbol is an eight pointed star.
    sepultura1987on July 24, 2009   Link

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