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|English term or phrase: Ishitar|
|They were the chosen people of Jehovah, just as the Babylonians were the chosen people of Baal; the Canaanites the chosen people of Ishitar; the Moabites the chosen people of Chemos; the Ammonites the chosen people of Rimmon.|
|goddess of fertility, love, war and sex|
Ishtar is a goddess of fertility, love, war, and sex In the Babylonian pantheon, she "was the divine personification of the planet Venus".
Ishtar was above all associated with sexuality: her cult involved sacred prostitution; her holy city Uruk was called the "town of the sacred courtesans"; and she herself was the "courtesan of the gods". Ishtar had many lovers; however, as Guirand notes,
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