Source record No.P. 108, fig. 87MediumPrint sketchOrientationFrontImage date1992CreatorTessa RickardsSource notesBlack, Gods, demons, and symbols of ancient Mesopotamia, 108.
Also known as
IshtarIštar (Anglicized Akkadian)
Parent belief system
AkkadianCulture · Polytheistic · 1 myth
Akkadian refers to a culture that emerged in Mesopotamia during the third millennium BCE. The belief system included many deities, most of whom were later diffused into Sumerian, Babylonian, and Assyrian culture.
Tukulti-Ninurta I, the Assyrian leader, describes his military campaigns against the Babylonians. The poetic narrative embellishes the might and power of Tukulti-Ninurta I and his army, resulting in an Assyrian victory. A statue of the chief Babylonian deity, Marduk, was stolen and taken to the Assyrian capital.
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