Star of Ashtar

The Star of Ishtar or Star of Inanna is a Mesopotamian symbol of the ancient Sumerian goddess Inanna and her East Semitic counterpart Ishtar. The owl was also one of Ishtar's primary symbols. Ishtar is mostly associated with the planet Venus, which is also known as the morning star the eight pointed star ! The Greek goddess Aphrodite, most known for her role as the goddess of love and beauty. Not unlike her Roman parallel, Venus, Aphrodite has been included in many lore , Even if you’ve never encountered Greek mythology before, you’ll certainly have heard of Aphrodite. Her less popular siblings from Egyptian and Norse mythology have also had their fair share of the limelight in Western culture. Isis (Egyptian goddess of women, children, and all life) and Freyja (Norse goddess of love, beauty, and fertility) have recently emerged in popular films and books. Popular culture, it seems, has used Egyptian, Greek, and Norse mythologies to its advantage, triggering a revival of interest in gods and goddesses from ancient civilizations. So, what do Isis, Freyja, and Aphrodite have in common? Aside from the fact that they all rule similar realms, it’s likely that they share a common, yet forgotten, ancestor: the Mesopotamian goddess Ishtar. At first, Ishtar and Inanna were two different goddesses. Eventually, the two goddesses came to form one entity. Ishtar/Inanna came to possess many titles – including “The Nocturnal”, the “Morning Star”, and the “Mother Goddess”.

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