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 Ishtar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ishtar ܐܫܬܪ is the Akkadian/Persian counterpart to the Sumerian Inanna and to the cognate northwest Semitic goddess Astarte.
The meaning of Ishtar is not known, though it is possible that the underlying stem is the same as that of Assur, which would thus make her the "leading one" or "chief".
Ishtar is a universe-class surgeon and geneticist in three of Heinlein's novels, Time Enough for Love, To Sail Beyond the Sunset, and The Number of the Beast.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Innana   (1334 words)

 ISHTAR - LoveToKnow Article on ISHTAR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Ishtar is the one goddess in the pantheon who retains her independent position despite and throughout all changes that the Babylonian-Assyrian religion undergoes.
Even when Ishtar is viewed as the consort of some chiefof Marduk occasionally in the south, of Assur more frequently in the norththe consciousness that she has a personality of her own apart from this association is never lost sight of.
In the astral-theological system, Ishtar becomes the planet Venus, and the double aspect of the goddess is made to correspond to the strikingly different phases of Venus in the summer and wintel seasons.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /I/IS/ISHTAR.htm   (888 words)

 Ishtar - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Ishtar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
In Babylonian mythology the god Tammuz, the personification of natural growth and decay, was her husband and brother.
Ishtar rescued him annually from the underworld, dying herself for a time, during which the Earth's fertility waned.
She is associated with the planet Venus in its characterization as the morning or evening star.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Ishtar   (137 words)

 Ishtar : Ancient Goddess
In fact, Ishtar may have been the most ambitious goddess ever divined by man. Despite already having secured the title "Queen of Heaven" by displacing Ninhursag as wife to Anu, Ishtar decided she wanted to be Queen of the Netherworld as well.
Ereshkigal caused Ishtar to be stripped of her seven garments while she went through the gates of Hell and then killed her and put her corpse on a stake.
Ishtar was resurrected by the other gods, but had to provide a replacement for herself in the land of the dead.
www.dragonrest.net /histories/ishtar.html   (1311 words)

 Ishtar, Inanna - Demons, Demonology, and Evil of the Eastern and Asian Cultures
In Babylonian tradition, Ishtar, the daughter of Sin and sister of Shamash, was a fertility and storm goddess as well as goddess of love, marriage, spring, and the hunt.
At Uruk, Ishtar, as the daughter of Anu, the sky god, and the goddess, Anat, was worshipped as the goddess of love and desire.
Ishtar was furious at Gilgamesh's rejection and so she went to her father, Anu, and requested the Bull of Heaven to attack Gilgamesh.
www.deliriumsrealm.com /delirium/mythology/ishtar.asp   (1548 words)

 Internet Book of Shadows: Ishtar
ISHTAR: IN HER PRAISE, IN HER IMAGE ----------------------------------- By Pauline Campanelli (Originally published in Circle Network News, under the column PANTHEON; She was called Ishtar by the Babylonians, Inanna by the Sumerians, Astarte by the Greeks, and Ashtoreth by the Hebrews.
The arms of the figure from a tomb form the crescent of the New Moon rising, an ancient symbol of Ishtar in her aspect as the moon Goddess.
As Ishtar passed thru each of the seven gates on her ascent, Her garments and her jewels were returned to her.
www.sacred-texts.com /bos/bos172.htm   (946 words)

 Entrance to the shrine of Ishtar/ Babylonian Goddess
In early Mesopotamia she was known as Ishtar's mother (with alternative names such as Antu, Antum); the ruler of both Earth and Heaven.
The goddess Ishtar as symbol of the promiscuous and independent woman - the ancient idea of the virgin - whose wanton behavior inspires both excitement and a tremendous anxiety in many of those who desire her.
Her position in the Babylonian pantheon was the highest, but her family relations are a bit confusing: Ishtar was daughter of the moon goddess Ningal and her consort Nanna (akk.
inanna.virtualave.net /ishtar.html   (1321 words)

 Ishtar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Ishtar was held to be the great Mother Goddess in ancient Assyrian and Bablyonian mythology.
She was depicted as carrying a bow and quiver, her warlike aspect receiving emphasis with a beard similar to the god Ashur.
Ishtar descended into the realm of the dead to rescue Tammuz; a myth similar to those of Inanna and Damuzi, and Demeter and Kore.
www.themystica.org /mythical-folk/articles/ishtar.html   (433 words)

 Biography - ISHTAR
Ishtar – better known to family and friends as Eti Zach – was born in Israel, in Kiryat Ata, a small town not far from Haïfa, on 10 November 1968.
Ishtar became the group's frontwoman and, under the name Alabina, the fivesome went on to create a catchy multi-cultural fusion sound mixing Spanish, Arabic and Gypsy music with lyrics in French, Spanish, Arabic and Hebrew.
Ishtar also continued in the multi-cultural vein, performing songs in French, English, Arabic and Hebrew, written by a host of famous songwriters and composers including Jacques Veneruso (the former "Canada" star who is a member of Goldman's hit songwriting team), the Tunisian songwriter Hedi Jouini, Didier Barbelivien and Lionel Florence.
www.rfimusique.com /siteEn/biographie/biographie_6246.asp   (1219 words)

 Ishtar Has Returned   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Ishtar is the Akkadian counterpart of the West Semitic goddess Astarte.
Ishtar's primary legacy from the Sumerian tradition is the role of fertility figure; she evolved, however, into a more complex character, surrounded in myth by death and disaster, a goddess of contradictory connotations and forces: fire and fire-quenching, rejoicing and tears, fair play and enmity.
The Akkadian Ishtar is also, to a greater extent, an astral deity, associated with the planet Venus: with Shamash, sun god, and Sin, moon god, she forms a secondary astral triad.
groups.msn.com /IshtarHasReturned   (1562 words)

 Ishtar, Lady of Heaven
Ishtar (earlier Estar), her Akkadian name, is related to that of the South Arabian (male) deity 'Ashtar' and to that of the Syrian goddess Astarte (Biblical Ashtoreth), with whom she was undoubtedly connected.
Ishtar remonstrates as each successive article of apparel is taken from her, but the guardian tells her that this is the experience of all who enter the somber domain of death.
"As Ishtar represents the spirit of fertility, her loss prevents the ripening of the crops and the maturing of all life upon the earth...The gods, realizing that the loss of Ishtar is disorganizing all Nature, send a messenger to the underworld and demand her release.
www.mystae.com /restricted/streams/scripts/ishtar.html   (1294 words)

 HellHound.net - Profiles - Ishtar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Ishtar's fellow succubi (and incubi - the line's blurred at best) rely on sex as their only energy source.
Ishtar can (and does) still feed this way, but unlike the others, she has a choice.
Ishtar has always had a soft spot for the gargoyle-esque Xon, and when he proposed to her she accepted immediately.
www.hellhound.net /profiles/ishtar.html   (484 words)

 Re-Taking America - Easter Sunday or Ishtar Pagan Day
This statue, which is on its original pedestal of reddish stone, was placed in the Temple of Ishtar to remind the goddess of the king's devotion.
When Tammuz died, Ishtar descended to the underworld to wrest the power of life and death from her sister, the dread Ereshkigal.
Her love for Adonis echoes that of Ishtar and Tammuz, and the existence of temple prostitutes in her temple in Corinth reflects the custom in the temples of Ishtar.
www.retakingamerica.com /easter_and_ishtar.html   (985 words)

 Kepler College located in Lynnwood, Washington
When Ishtar knocks at the gate of the underworld she threatens to batter down the gate if she is not admitted, and to set free the dead who are in the underworld” (11).
In the evolutionary course of this myth, the fertility and warrior aspects of Ishtar were emphasized as well as the increasing importance of the descent of Tammuz as it related to the death and rebirth of vegetation.
For the Babylonians, Ishtar was consort of Marduk (Zeus); for the Greeks, Aphrodite was married to Ares.
www.kepler.edu /articles/student/1q2000birch.html   (7347 words)

 Mythic Images Library - Ishtar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Ishtar is the Akkadian-Babylonian name for the Middle Eastern goddess known as Inanna to the Sumerians.
Beautiful love songs were sung to Ishtar, Goddess of Sighing: "the One who turns the male to the female." "Sweet are Your lips, Life is in Your mouth." Her holiest symbol was a vulva made of lapis lazuli and gold.
Though new kings kept Ishtar on a pedestal of worship while they sat firmly upon the seat of rulership, yet Ishtar's name is still remembered today in the holiday of Easter, while the kings who tried to claim Her power have crumbled forgotten into dust.
www.mythicimages.com /printishtar.htm   (445 words)

 Ishtar (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ishtar is a 1987 motion picture comedy starring Dustin Hoffman and Warren Beatty as a duo of incredibly untalented lounge singers who stumble into a political conflict in the fictional African nation of Ishtar.
The movie ran significantly over budget (some $55 million) in production, due largely to unanticipated problems with desert filming, and was a financial flop (generating under $13 million in revenue).
Ishtar was nominated for Worst Picture in the 1987 Golden Raspberry Awards.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ishtar_(movie)   (183 words)

 Temple of Ishtar - History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Ishtar was worshipped via offerings of produce and money as well as though fornication with temple prostitutes.
The Sumerians called it the "Shekel" where "She" meant wheat, "Kel" was a measurement similar to a bushel, hence this coin was a symbol of a value of one bushel of wheat.
The most impressive surviving monument is the Ishtar Gate on the north side of the city, approached by a processional way, and decorated with glazed bricks bearing relief figures of lions, bulls and dragons.
www.ishtartemple.org /history.htm   (1823 words)

 NPR's Weekend All Things Considered: Ishtar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Ishtar speaks five languages and her heritage spans the Mediterranean.
With her band Alabina, Ishtar combines the flavors of flamenco and the Middle East with the rhythms of pop music.
Her powerful voice, dynamic personality, and sexy blond looks have helped Ishtar take Europe by storm, and she hopes to conquer the United States as well.
www.npr.org /programs/watc/features/2001/ishtar/010902.ishtar.html   (230 words)

 Prayer of Lamentation to Ishtar
Ishtar is the mother of Easter and the musical sun rise rituals of modern churches.
Ishtar, in her aspect as goddess of valor and of war, is addressed as the greatest of goddesses.
Notes: Irnini is another name of Ishtar, probably derived ultimately from Inanna, her Sumerian counterpart.Igigi is a collective name for the great gods of heaven.Gushea is another name for Ishtar, sometimes appearing as Agushea, or Agushaya.Anunnaki is a collective name for the gods, not always used in the same sense.
www.piney.com /LamIsht.html   (1254 words)

 The Assyro-Babylonian Mythology FAQ
Gilgamesh on Ishtar's behalf, if she has made sure that the people of Uruk are properly provisioned for seven years.
Ishtar was in the Underworld, he became gloomy and informed Sin and Ea of this plight.
Ishtar offers to become Gilgamesh's lover, but Gilgamesh insults her, saying that she has had many lovers and has not been faithful to them.
home.comcast.net /~chris.s/assyrbabyl-faq.html   (7630 words)

 Simple Archive Page for Roscoe's Comics: 19 August AD 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
When Tiffany asks Ishtar what she's thinking about, she's surprised her older friend is thinking about prostitution.
Ishtar takes to the catwalk for her first set of the evening at 7:30 PM.
Ishtar shakes her hair, and smiles, and relaxes into the music.
www.arellis.net /rc05aug19.html   (825 words)

 Macross II: Ishtar
Ishtar wanders the city and runs into a punk who plays her music.
Ishtar heads into the forest and trips on the ground, but Hibiki arrives to help her up.
Ishtar says everything is her fault and runs away.
www.mahq.net /animation/macross/two/mac2ep2.htm   (1013 words)

 History of Sex: Mesopotamia
Ishtar was the primary deity of ancient Mesopotamia.
Ishtar was said not to listen to men's pleas unless the man visited an Ishtar cult.
Thus, it is also very possible that since Ishtar was regarded as a goddess of love and war, that she was also believed to cast sexually transmitted diseases to the enemies of those that worshipped her.
www.bigeye.com /sexeducation/mesopotamia.html   (711 words)

 K A B I N E T
Ishtar is not the "truly dreadful film, a lifeless, massive, lumbering exercise in failed comedy" that Roger Ebert gleefully eviscerated back in 1987.
His melodies are maddeningly twee, and the lyrics as blunt as a slap in the face; together they're a lethally funny combination.
Ishtar was presented as a whole and ultimately that's how it must be judged.
www.kabinet.org /magazine/issue6/ishtar.html   (1317 words)

 Sacred Sexuality - Ishtar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Ishtar's tides and names - like those of all ancient deities - were many and various.
Ishtar is depicted as a voluptuous woman, symbolizing her abundant fertility.
Ishtar's sacred harlots belonged to an organized hierarchy, painstakingly recorded by the Babylonians.
www.ishtartemple.org /sacredIshtar.htm   (2263 words)

 Ishtar (1987): Reviews
Ishtar is a good movie, but you can't help but wonder if, lurking somewhere in those cans of outtakes, there isn't a great movie, too.
Ishtar is an unabashed vamp for a pair of household names, and as such it works, often hilariously.
Ishtar isn't funny, it isn't clever, and it isn't entertaining, the complete opposite of Young Frankenstein, a true comedy classic.
www.metacritic.com /video/titles/ishtar   (773 words)

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