“(…) She is the Joyous one, clad in Loveliness,

She is adorned with allure, appeal, charm.

Ishtar is the joyous one, clad in loveliness,

She is adorned with allure, appeal, charm. (…)”

(Kramer and Maier, Myths of Enki, “Enki and Eridu: The Journey of the Water-god do Nippur”, pp.69-72)

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Photos: Ishtar Gate – Pergamon Museum, Berlin