This is a fascinating account of the earliest goddess of war and love. It is also tells that the first recorded poet was a Enheduanna a priestess of the Moon God thought to have lived in Ur about 2300 BC. Love and war, creation and destruction, that pretty much covers it.
It is a great article, please read.
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.
I thought the statue “Fearless Girl” an appropriate visual here. Not yet a goddess although impressive and confronting.