Given Name ISHTAR

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: ISH-tahr (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

Meaning unknown. Ishtar was the Babylonian and Assyrian mother goddess who presided over love, war and fertility. She was called Ashtoreth by the Phoenicians, and she was also identified with the Sumerian goddess Inanna.

Categories

fertility deities, goddesses, love, love deities, mother goddesses
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Ashtoreth (Biblical), Astarte (Biblical Greek), 'Ashtoret (Biblical Hebrew)