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The Deities of Mesopotamia

The first deities in Mesopotamia are closely associated with love and war, with “Ishtar” being particularly prominent. In Babylonian, she is called “Ishtar,” meaning “the living earth,” while in Sumerian, she is known as “Inanna,” meaning “queen of heaven.” Despite her relatively recent obscurity, she played a significant and complex …

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