Saturday, April 22, 2006

Month of Mini Holidays: Day 22

Here it is! The Feast of Ishtar! This is the real Easter. Christian holidays were set at certain times to not only replace pagan holidays but to vanquish and stand in place of them.

Ishtar (or Eostre, Astarte, Inanna) was the Sumerian goddess most closely related to Aphrodite. A goddess of fertility, sexuality as well as war (apparently). Although, Athena was also a goddess of war so it's not so bad.

She is said to be the protector of prostitutes and had a temple that was essentially a brothel where women would serve as prostitutes but would remain virgins as long as she lived there. Until of course they were married.

Today also happens to be Girl Scout Leader Day. Is there some correlation? That is very odd.

1 Bitching, Moaning and Praise

Blogger Jemima said...

Interesting and strangely troubling.

4:19 pm  

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