Ishtar is the Mesopotamian goddess of fertility, love, war, sex and power. The most famous myth of Ishtar is about her going into the underworld. The gate-keeper of the underworld opened one gate at a time, but only after she removed a piece of clothing. By the seventh gate she was naked and could enter the underworld.
Those that know their astronomy know that the planet Venus waxes and wanes like the moon. There are seven stages to her waxing and waning. This is what the myth is referring to, as she wanes she is taking pieces of clothing off, as she waxes she is putting the clothes back on. I have shown in the Gilgamesh post that Ishtar was Venus too. The one that puts her conclusively with Venus is that she was called the dawn goddess. Venus is known as being the morning star, but she can also be the evening star.
Most researchers think that we get Easter from Ishtar. Ishtar being the fertility goddess and Easter being so close to Ishtar, I can understand the confusion. Ishtar was like all other goddess, she was a version of a goddess from Egypt. Ishtar is a version of Isis. Isis is where Easter comes from. In Egyptian Isis is Ast or Est, from which we get Ester or Easter and it refers to the stars or heaven. The hieroglyph for Isis has an egg in it. This is where we get the Easter egg. Isis was a fertility goddess and she was the Queen of Heaven. Ishtar is a Mesopotamian version of Isis.
Mainstream researchers are confused as to why she is equally fond of making war as she is to making love. Just like all other goddesses, Ishtar was aspects of yourself, the cosmos, astronomy and mainly nature. Nature has beauty beyond words, but also can be violent with storms. Nature creates life with birth and takes it away with death. But the scribes of these texts give away history too. As I showed in Lemurian Magic, not all the Atlantans were male.
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great article, but I believe the 7 gates also represent as higher realms of spiritual descent. Shamans refer to the Toltec side of dreaming or buddha’s 7 higher spritual realms. Each gate representing a chakra, moving through the gates of dreaming(lucid, astral projections etc.) and completing the dream body.
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Thanks. 7 is all over the ancient myths and has several different meanings depending on the myth. Makes sense that it would refer to spiritual realms.
You have stated that the Mesopotamia goddess Ishtar follows from the Egyptian goddess Isis, this is false. Both Isis and Ishtar follow or come after Inanna of Mesopotamia /Sumer.
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The confusion comes from mainstream historians saying Sumer came before Egypt. I assure you Egypt was the original civilization thus Isis was the original Goddess. Sumer was a patriarch civilization, so of course this world will say Sumer came first. Isis is from Upper Egypt, a matriarch, her history has been stolen and hidden.
Thank you Gserpert for sharing this. I have forgotten to say thank you for your response on the other post as I was reading many of your referring posts and more. As your post about #8 and the sun analemma and the 8 shape.
This is quite interesting somehow I always tend to see the numbers 3, 6 and 9 in everything. The communication is absolutely everywhere.
Easter was referred to birth of the child “Jesus” (Sun) which is male = 3. But the event is called Eastern reference to the Goddess Isis which is the Moon and female = 6.
// Same is the symbolism in Lucifer Morningstar.
Color Red = male (3)
Lucifer Morningstar = Venus / Moon = Female (6)
And this is being reconfirmed again with the Pisces (Jesus) as zodiac sign with matching planet Neptunes, blue icy planet, which strangely enough has the trident or ‘hot fork pitch’ as symbol of the that planet. (fish, 3 / blue, 6)
And Virgo (Virgin Mary) as zodiac sign with matching planet Mercury. That planet symbol are the ‘lady symbol with red pointy ears’. And that symbol can be broken down into soul, mind and matter. The many times this is being confirmed as 3, 6 and 9 is extremely brilliantly done.
Have you ever read Neville Goddards work? He said it very well. That Good Friday had nothing to do with a real person as Good Friday changes each year. He explained how easter is being calculated. When the Sun crosses the first Sunday after the full Moon that occurs on or after the spring equinox. It is referring to the sun.
If that was the sun, the birth on Christmas must also be related to the sun. After which would reconfirm this. At appear to relate to the ‘new sun’ as the sun is back on the winter Solstice. But I have read this happens always on 21 Dec 11:11 AM.
However Easter brings me to the egg. The egg is interesting as they lead me to something connected related to #8. The cosmic egg and Goddess Isis and the eight Ogdoad gods merged to become the cosmic egg. Is this somehow connected? Is this the reason why there are 8 gods?
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You are welcome. Easter is always after the first full moon that occurs after the equinox. It has more to do with the moon. The Egyptian calendar went by the moon.
On December 21 the earth stops tilting and stays in the same position for 3 days. The ancients saw it as the sun dying for three days and on December 25th at 1201 am the sun was reborn when the earth started tilting back the other way.
8 is the number of cosmic balance so yes it is connected. The gods are the powers of the cosmos. The cosmic power is feminine so Isis herself is the cosmos. The egg is her fertility and creations.