Ishtar (pronounced /ˈɪʃtɑːr/; Transliteration: DIŠTAR; Akkadian:
𒀭𒈹 ; Sumerian 𒀭𒌋𒁯) is the East SemiticAkkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian goddess of fertility, war, love, and sex. She is the counterpart to the Sumerian Inanna, and is the cognate for the Northwest Semitic Aramean goddess Astarte.
Read the rest about the the Goddess and the spring fertility festival apparently celebrating her – rabbits and eggs being rather upfront symbols for … fertility – on the Wikipedia article linked here.
Is there a connection between Ishtar and Easter? Ask Wikianswers and get a NO/YES answer:
Did Easter originated from the Babylonian goddess Ishtar?
Easter is believed to have derived its name in English from a goddess associate with Spring – Eastre
Actually the Goddess Eastre can be traced to the goddess Ishtar whom can also be traced further to Isis (IS) and Hathor – Hathor means House(hat) of Horus(Hor). thus i conclude that “HTAR” is a semetic version of “HaThOR” and combined with IS to make Ishtar.
Hathors full name was Meri-Hathor, Meri is an Egyptian version of Mary – in Egypt hathor is the mother of horus – in bible Mary is the mother of Jesus and the word Beth-elham a place were king david was also born thus a place of royal birth is an equivilent of hathor were Egytpian pharaohs are said to of be born from.
The goddes Ishtar, gave birth to Tammuz(thomas), just like Horus and Jesus, he was born a virgin, whos father is the Sun who is associated with healing and eternity. Tammuz is the equivilent of the greek god Dionysus – the word dionysus means Son(Dion) of(y) God(sus) whom was born from the virgin goddess.
Ishtar – in caanite she is called Ashoreth, in pheonician she is called Astarte, in greek she is Aphrodite, and in Norse she is Eastre. take note that most Norse gods can be traced to eastern roots for example “Odin” a name which is similer to Adon – Adonai – Adonis – Posiedon – names of which can be traced to its Egyptian origin “Aten/Atem”.
Take note that the word Posiedon roughly translated as “Lord God” whom appears in the Torah whom most attributes are nearly exact.