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)