ISHTAR
GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: ISH-tahr (English)   [key]
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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.
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OTHER LANGUAGES: Ashtoreth (Biblical), Astarte (Biblical Greek), 'Ashtoret (Biblical Hebrew)
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