That’s where it comes from .. according to some.
Notion that Easter derived from Ishtar is making the rounds again. Tis the season after all.
Myself, I always reckoned Easter came from Eostre or Ostara, hence the bunnies and Easter eggs.
Perhaps oddly, the Wikipedia article on Ishtar doesn’t mention she was the inspiration behind Easter, let alone the word itself. Wonder why that is?
Evidently she did resurrect, however.
In the Phantacea Mythos, the image used in the top graphic isn’t of Ishtar. It’s of Primeval Lilith, the Demon Queen of the Night.
Hieronymus Bosch, Michelangelo and the folks behind the ornamental front facade of Notre Dame seem to think she was the serpent in the garden.
Scanned in the coloured reconstruction of the Queen of the Night from a booklet of the same name published in 2005 by the British Museum. Notre Dame GIF is mine, as is the shot of the British Museum’s explanatory plaque re same.
Like the collage at top of page, the Michelangelo Eden scene and Gehrts‘s Ostara came from the Web. Scanned in the Bosch from a wall calendar for 2015.
Lethal Lily took over Master Morgan Abyss in “The Death’s Head Hellion” and features significantly throughout the upcoming, open-ended saga of Wilderwitch’s Babies.
From the sounds of things in the revised, more like rewritten, version of the ‘Decimation Damnation‘ web serial, Miracle Memory stole Primeval Lilith from Pyrame Silverstar in 5950 during the Male Entity’s eleventh lifetime and kept hold of her until his one hundredth thirty years later.