close
    Are Ishtar and Isis the same person?

    +1  Views: 795 Answers: 1 Posted: 6 years ago

    1 Answer

    Ishtar, the Babylonian goddess of love, procreation, and war, was the daughter and consort of the air god Anu. She was known for destroying her lovers, including a lion, stallion, and shepherd. When the love of her life, the farm god Tammuz, died, she followed him to the Underworld, but she was unable to retrieve him. Ishtar was the heir to the Sumerian goddess Inanna but was more promiscuous. She is called the Cow of Sin (a moon god). She was the wife of a human king, Sargon of Agade.
    [ Ishtar]


    "In From Ishtar to Aphrodite," Miroslav Marcovich; Journal of Aesthetic Education, Vol. 30, No. 2, (Summer, 1996), pp. 43-59, Marcovich argues that since Ishtar was the wife of an Assyrian king and since warfare was the main occupation of such kings, Ishtar felt it was his marital duty to become a war goddess, so she went with her husband on his military adventures to assure their success. Marcovich also argues that Ishtar is queen of heaven and associated with the planet Venus.


    Isis, an Egyptian goddess of magic, fertility and motherhood, was the daughter of the god Keb (Earth) and the goddess Nut (Sky). She was the sister and wife of Osiris. When her brother Seth killed her husband, Isis searched for his body and reassembled it, making her also a goddess of the dead. She impregnated herself from Osiris' body and gave birth to Horus. Isis is often depicted wearing cow horns with a solar disk between them.



    Top contributors in Mythology & Folklore category

     
    Benthere
    Answers: 6 / Questions: 0
    Karma: 3945
     
    jhharlan
    Answers: 51 / Questions: 1
    Karma: 3450
     
    Colleen
    Answers: 76 / Questions: 0
    Karma: 3210
     
    ROMOS
    Answers: 51 / Questions: 0
    Karma: 3160
    > Top contributors chart

    Unanswered Questions

    443480
    questions
    714026
    answers
    560938
    users