Babylonian Goddess of fertility, love, war and healing. Our statue is inspired by one found by archaeologists (now in the Louvre, Paris). She is available in natural/gold or pink (glow in the dark).
Ishtar is a complex and multidimensional deity, a very ancient Goddess. She represents a reconciliation of opposites including male and female. The cult of Ishtar was massive, and spread from the Middle East to the Mediterranean and India. Ishtar incorporated many lesser aspects of the Goddess from a variety of regions. When Ishtar descends into the Underworld to find her son-lover, fertility dies on the Earth. When she returns life is reinstated.
To find her lover Ishtar has to shamanically descend to the Underworld. Here she has to enter seven gates. To do this she bribes the gatekeeper with seven veils, or in some versions seven items of her clothes and jewellery. The human body has seven centres of consciousness (chakras). Perhaps the myth of Ishtar has something to do with the recognition of the need to look or to ’go in’ at all the energetic aspects of us to experience our true fertile self.
In the descent into the Underworld Ishtar meets her sister, Queen Ershekigal. Ishtar is the light her sister the dark moon. The dieing/resurrected God belongs to both Ishtar and Allatu as they agree he must spend half the year with each of them.
Ishtar is often shown as an angel; although she is compassionate if crossed she is extremely wrathful. Ishtar is frequently depicted with passionate eyes that burn full of energy.
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