Friday essay: the legend of Ishtar, first goddess of love and war

Louise Pryke, Macquarie University

Love, it is said, is a battlefield, and it was no more so than for the first goddess of love and war, Ishtar. Her legend has influenced cultural archetypes from Aphrodite to Wonder Woman.

https://theconversation.com/friday-essay-the-legend-of-ishtar-first-goddess-of-love-and-war-78468?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The%20Weekend%20Conversation%20-%2076816055&utm_content=The%20Weekend%20Conversation%20-%2076816055+CID_623ee78441fdc89edc3a627f894abd74&utm_source=campaign_monitor&utm_term=Friday%20essay%20the%20legend%20of%20Ishtar%20first%20goddess%20of%20love%20and%20war

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