Ishtar

Ishtar Ishtar is the first book dedicated to providing an accessible analysis of the mythology and image of this complex goddess The polarity of her nature is reflected in her role as goddess of sexual love

  • Title: Ishtar
  • Author: Louise M. Pryke
  • ISBN: 9781138860735
  • Page: 172
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Ishtar is the first book dedicated to providing an accessible analysis of the mythology and image of this complex goddess The polarity of her nature is reflected in her role as goddess of sexual love and war, and has made her difficult to characterise in modern scholarship By exploring this complexity, Ishtar offers insight into Mesopotamian culture and thought, and elucIshtar is the first book dedicated to providing an accessible analysis of the mythology and image of this complex goddess The polarity of her nature is reflected in her role as goddess of sexual love and war, and has made her difficult to characterise in modern scholarship By exploring this complexity, Ishtar offers insight into Mesopotamian culture and thought, and elucidates a goddess who transcended the limits of gender, divinity and nature It gives an accessible introduction to the Near Eastern pantheon, while also opening a pathway for comparison with the later Near Eastern and Mediterranean deities who followed her.

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