The Pagan roots of Easter (Inanna/Ishtar)

 

Easter Egg

Egg decoration by Teresa Mihalko Harbert – Found at: http://eggsbyteresa.com/page/2/

“The goddess Inanna derives her name from the Sumerian words nin-anna meaning “queen of heaven”, and she was aptly associated with Venus, the brightest planet in the heavens. Embodying the contrasts of nature, Inanna was a goddess of love as well as war, the alluring goddess of fertility and sexual passion who also delighted in stirring up rage on the battlefield. In her appearance as the evening star on the western horizon, Venus/Inanna assumed her role as gentle love goddess. However when she appeared as the morning star heralding sunrise, she became the fierce goddess of war. One of the most popular and beloved goddesses of ancient Mesopotamia, people could identify with Inanna’s all too human passions and swings of behavior—her tenderness, promiscuity, jealousy, anger, and hubris, described in many stories.” Complete article found at: 

https://treeofvisions.wordpress.com/2015/07/16/inannas-descent/

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