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Monday, March 12, 2012

13 Goddesses Week 2 - Babylonian: Ishtar

Hi Everyone ;o) Week 2 of the 13 Goddesses challenge, hosted by the lovely Black Pumpkin ;o)

This week Ishtar ;o)
Ishtar is the Babylonian Goddess of Love and War, embodied in the two aspects of the planet Venus. As "Evening Star", She brings lovers to celebration and as the "Morning Star", She brings the fiery sword of war.

As the Goddess of love and sex, Ishtar is the force that draws mates together and brings fertility, both for humans and animals.

As the Goddess of war, Ishtar takes part in the battle and is shown standing on the back of a lion bearing bow and arrows.

Ishtar in a reading indicates courage and commitment, of rebirth and the death that must precede it.







Next week, Japanese Goddess Amaterasu ;o)Take Care Everyone ;o)

29 comments:

  1. Wow!! Love your Goddess!!! I thought we were all making Tiamat! Ehehehe!!! Great job!!

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  2. I love them!!! So cool ,and thanks for sharing the info too!Very interesting!

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  3. Beautiful! Love the lion. :) I did amaterasu as well for next week. :)

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  4. i wrote a poem a couple years ago to ishtar, if interested: http://edpilolla.blogspot.com/2010/05/shockwave-central.html

    cool art. the lion is such a strong presence.

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  5. Oh I love your Aslan!!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I just love art ... it gives us all a chance to express ourselves ... I love the way you have interpreted these Goddesses ... we are all one, but I also revel in the differences in us ... makes life interesting.

    Happiness to all.

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  7. Wow! She looks fabulous as a crow :D Love the blue feather head dress :D XXX

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  8. I love all the information that you put together. Very interesting. Love your painting. very good.

    Please don't forget to regester for my giveaway.

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  9. This is great stuff, Stacy! I realy love your artwork of the goddesses! Good job alright!

    Blessings,

    Kim

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  10. You did a great job in your goddess representation, Stacy! I think the bold red background really enhances the goddess. Very nice!

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  11. SUPER sweet! Very nice. Love the red background. :)

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  12. Wow! So cool! I didn't know about this goddess! Love the painting. And nice choice for the next one! I can't wait to see it, keep up the good work!

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  13. Love it! Plus I'm getting a chance to brush up on my Goddess knowledge!

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  14. Wonderful job on this goddess! I love the lion.

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  15. Stacy, I just love your goddess paintings, and I love learning about them also :)

    Big Hugs, Jan

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  16. I am so happy everyone is liking my Goddesses ;o) This is so much fun! Have a great day everyone ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

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  17. Love the colors in this one and the lion, too!

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  18. Really strong & very dramatic & yes I have learned something new too! Stacy it's really cool seeing you do other animals too, the lion is awesome :)

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  19. Yay! We both chose Ishtar, how cool is that? I had not been here in a couple of days, and coming to find Ishtar in all her Warrior Goddess glory was so amazing.

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  20. Great symbolism! Fabulous work honoring Ishtar!

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  21. Thanks girls ;o) You know it was the first time I painted a lion!

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  22. Stacy, see how well I follow instructions? Here I am - I got my little butt right back over here, just like you said (except it's not so little! LOL!) I wondered if you'd see what I put on Linda's blog...I couldn't resist that ;) You know I love ya! And, I love your Goddesses! So interesting to read and your painting is fabulous, as always. I really like your little lion!!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  23. Really dynamic little painting! Also your art makes me smile and this one is no exception.

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  24. Stunning painting, Stacy. Very powerful and alive! I am so glad you are doing these goddesses and sharing with all of us. Hugs, my lovely friend.

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  25. Cindy, you are so funny! Love ya too ;o)

    Lisa, happy to make you smile ;o)

    Thanks so much Mina ;o) I am having a lot of fun creating them ;o)

    Big Hugs Victoria ;o)

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