See also: inanna
Proper noun edit
- (mythology, Mesopotamian mythology) A Sumerian goddess of sexual love, fertility, and warfare, known by the Akkadians as Ishtar and later identified with Astarte, Aphrodite, and Venus.
- 1999, Serinity Young, Encyclopedia of Women and World Religion: A-K, Macmillan, page 466:
- 2002, The SSEA Journal, Volume 29, Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities, page 17:
- Even at this period, Inanna appears in various manifestations, each of which seems to possess a separate cult, temples with cultic functionaries, and the right to receive offerings.