Last night I had a rather strange dream. I dreamt I was driving down a road late at night thinking I was going in the direction I was intending to only to find that I was going the opposite way. It is when i turned around to go in the "right" direction that the dream transitioned to my being at a girls house who i did not know but yet seemed to be connecting with as if we were more than friends. As we spoke in her room, however, i asked her what her name was and she said "ishtar" and it was then that i woke up and that name was the first thing apparent to me upon waking. Now I've never actively sought out information pertaining to mesopotamian mythology and or gods and whatnot. Perhaps i've seen the name somewhere in recent times and my brain is just organizing all this information but I was wondering if anyone could tell me whether or not you could interpret this dream in a way that is more...well, paranormal. Thanks.
Well, Ishtar is the Babylonian name of the Sumerian Inanna, which is the same as Isis.
She is a Fertility goddess also associated with War and the Moon. But her Astrological Sign is Venus.
In Egypt she was Isis.
Isis was in love with Osiris.
But their Sumerian names were Inanna and Dumuzi and their Babylonian names were Ishtar and Tammuz.
When you are dealing with gods from Mesopotamia you have to know that they are Anunna or Aliens essentially.
They were gods of the pantheon of the old world but they were not from heaven, because heaven is outer space. They were not from this world.
Isis / Ishtar / Inanna is the Daughter of Nanna / Nannar / Sin the moon god.
Which makes her the grand daughter of Enlil.
If you keep working at it, you will earn her favor.
After all, what made music if not war and love?
She gave all of herself for her art, and for her Lover. And that is how we're all meant to be.
She atoned for her mistakes, as the full moon tries to make up for her dark days.
I would add only that all of these pagan female fertility goddesses hold the title "Queen of Heaven".
It's interesting how paganism moved from country to country; the stories stayed recognizable, but the names changed drastically.
I have found that Inanna was called the Lady of Heaven.
And that her Great Grandmother was called the "Queen of Heaven"
The Queen of Heaven is a Title given to the Wife of the King of Heaven.
The King of Heaven was Anu, he was the Father of Enlil and Enki.
Anu of the Anunnaki or El of the Elohim.
Anu's Wife was Asherah.
Asherah is the Queen of Heaven.
Sometimes people confuse Asherah as the Wife of Yahweh, but this is a ministration from people with no context of understanding.
Asherah is the Mother of Yahweh, the Mother of Enlil. Not his Wife.
Asherah is Qetesh
She is often shown riding a Lion.
Here you see the Goddess Personified