Moving Inland
Sumer to Akkad
Inanna to Ishtar
Ishtar’s Descent
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Inanna to Ishtar

Ishtar Eshnunna Louvre AO12456
Ishtar holding her symbol. Statue is at the Louvre Museum.
"Ishtar is the Mesopotamian East Semitic (Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian) goddess of fertility, love, war, and sex. She is the counterpart to the earlier attested Sumerian Inanna, and the cognate for the later attested Northwest Semitic Aramean goddess Astarte. Ishtar was an important deity in Mesopotamian religion which was extant from c.3500 BCE, until its gradual decline between the 1st and 5th centuries CE." ~ Wikipedia.