Given Name ISHTAR

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: 𒀭𒈹 (Akkadian Cuneiform)
PRONOUNCED: ISH-tahr (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Meaning unknown. Ishtar was an Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian goddess who presided over love, war and fertility. She was cognate with the Canaanite and Phoenician Ashtoreth, and she was also identified with the Sumerian goddess Inanna.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Ashtoreth (Biblical), Astarte (Biblical Greek), 'Ashtoret (Biblical Hebrew)

Categories

fertility deities, goddesses, love, love deities, Macross characters, mother goddesses, war, war deities
Entry updated July 11, 2018