Venus, Istar, Isis, Artemis, Aphrodite

It is a fascinating how the person of the woman has both been cast as evil as well as holy. The Catholic adoration of the Virgin Mary is possibly the continuation of the adoration Isis, Ishtar, Sophia and Venus deity. 

When we look on our present reality, we may see that these goddess of sexuality would present a problem in the construction of a better life. Sexuality tends to be a detraction from what better tasks we could spend our efforts on.

If we hope to some day reach the goal of a better society we should try to teach ourselves and our children the primitive nature of sexuality. Entirely too much focus is on sexuality.  In order to move forward as humanity and become a kinder species, we need a focus on Gods children, as Christ would ask of us, and not on their genitalia.  

It is unfortunate that we have the word "love " that gives us both the representation for compassion and sex. Sex is possessive and sometimes violent while compassion is selfless and caring.   


Ishtar is the Assyrian and Babylonian goddess of fertility, love, war, and sex.[1] She is the counterpart to the Sumerian Inanna and to the cognate north-west Semitic goddess Astarte.

Ishtar Star

Detail of Kudurru (stele) of King Melishipak I (1186–1172 BC), showing a version of the ancient Mesopotamian eight-pointed star symbol of the goddess Ishtar (Inana/Inanna), representing the planet Venus as morning or evening star.

The Bible does not name the devil as Lucifer. The use of this name in reference to the devil stems from an interpretation of Isaiah 14:3-20, a passage that does not speak of any fallen angel but of the defeat of a particular Babylonian King, to whom it gives a title that refers to what in English is called the Day Star or Morning Star (in Latin, lucifer).[2] In 2 Peter 1:19 and elsewhere, the same Latin word lucifer is used to refer to the Morning Star, with no relation to the devil. It is only in post-New Testament times that the Latin word Lucifer was used as a name for the devil, both in religious writing and in fiction, especially when referring to him prior to his fall from Heaven.