Isha and Ishtar as Venus StarKey

Attached is a depiction of the Babylonian goddess Ishtar from 2nd millennium BC, which was also the Sumerian Inanna and Semitic goddess Astarte.  Ishtar is a goddess of fertility, love, war, and sex. In the Babylonian pantheon, she "was the divine personification of the planet Venus".

Notice her "star-like" qualities including a "horned cap of divinity."  Then compare that with the basic StarKey design here.  She fits the description of the "variegated one" described in the Vedas and her wings are at an angle of a pentagram, like that created over and over in each 8-year Venus cycle. She appears to be a personification of the Venus StarKey and thus symbolic of the Vedic Mount Meru and Birth of Venus.

With eyes wide open, we might see her still celebrated today as a Christmas Tree. And at the top is the Star of Bethlehem or perhaps an angel, since even angels must get their wings from Venus and its never ending phi-recursive StarKey orbit.


Detail of ancient Mesopotamian so-called "Ishtar Vase" (terracotta with cut, moulded, and painted decoration), from Larsa, early 2nd millennium BC. Shows a representation of the goddess Ishtar (Inana/Inanna), winged and wearing a version of the horned cap of divinity. The pubic triangle and belly-button are heavily emphasized, while the breasts were crudely scratched in as an afterthought. For discussion of similar artistic depictions, and whether they are always truly of Ishtar, see Gods, Demons, and Symbols of Ancient Mesopotamia: An Illustrated Dictionary by Jeremy Black and Anthony Green (1992, ISBN 0-292-70794-0), p. 144.