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Ishtar
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Published: May 12, 2010
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Ishtar, Assyrian goddess of fertility, love, war, and sex.
Allegoric interpretation.
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ElisefLee's avatar
The detail on her feet/talons is amazing and disgusting at the same time. This is fierce.
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VMJML1er| General Artist
wow , possible in prometheus 2 or 3
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IshakoV's avatar
Shlamalqun Ana evain ashurie that means in Aramaic hello I am Assyrian, and may I add that Ishtar is one of many powerful gods she is a goddess who represents war I'v never scene her in this manor?
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talfar|Professional Writer
Shalom! Your Ishtar is very interesting, stunning and beautiful!
I like Anunnaki very much!
Please, look my arts of Sumerian and Akkadian mythology!

Inanna and Shukalletuda:
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Inanna and Gaygamesh:
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Gaygamesh and Enkidu - kiss:
[link]

Abuni ang Singamil - Sumerian gay-lovers:
[link]

Sumerian god Enki:
[link]

Inanna and Enki - Stealing Me:
[link]

Yong Dumuzi and Yong Ishkur:
[link]

Dumuzi - the Good Shepard:
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Inanna and Dumuzi - wedding:
[link]

Nergal and Ninurta:
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Nergal and Ereshkigal - love:
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Nergal and Jesus Christ - sex:
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Jesus and Satan:
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Ninurta and shumerologist V.V. Emeljanov - love:
[link]

Ninurta, Shara and Enlil:
[link]

Enuma Elish - Enlil and Tiamat:
[link]
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Sorelliena|Professional Digital Artist
Wow. This is so powerful and beautiful. I love your grittier interpretation of Ishtar rather than all those poetic and beautiful versions... It's rather strange that she's the goddess of all four, though when paired together I think it kind of makes sense XD Beautiful work!
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UnknownNative's avatar
I'd like to meet Ishtar most defiantly =). Great work Aledin.
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Aledin|Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot.
If you do meet her, be careful. I think she's quite fierce.
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sevenxlives|Hobbyist Photographer
looks a certain way out pretty cool. :)
Creepy. o.o
but cool. XD
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harlequined-Gypsie|Professional General Artist
This scares the crap out of me....Great job!
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123Andras456's avatar
this left me speechless. awesome!
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solomonsea|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting. When you combine all four, you get this: a complete monster.
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Papriko's avatar
I'd hit it.
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TitusBoy25|Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow..so creepy ans amazing in the same time,great technique and colors!
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This is absolutely amazing.
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air-ocean|Hobbyist Photographer
great theme!
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fishgul69|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
good-night, this is a whopper! I came here to find inspiration based on Assyrian god/goddesses, and you have done more than enough! this painting is amazing, simply amazing.
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Aledin|Professional Digital Artist
thanks. Glad you like it. :D
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Noor-al-Haqiqa's avatar
I understand this piece well. First look was unsettling, a certain energy unsettles me to the gut. Then I look back, think who she is, appreciate the skill. But it is too intensely sexual for me. She has the wings of eagle, the hair of an Indian carving and the tongue of Kali. Her eyes are ancient, focused, angry, intent and intense, sexually devouring, suck-your-soul-out kind of eyes, wow. They are the eyes of a burnt out libertine who is not ready to leave yet, her body has a lot of living to do yet, so she just might go on on automatic and just sate..... Yeah, well done.

You have captured raw insatiability
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Aledin|Professional Digital Artist
Wow, that's a very good insight. Thanks a lot!
You've noticed many aspects I tried to portray. The tongue of Kali too, another goddess embodying contrasting values. European and American cultures always separate love and war, life and death, etc, the eternal struggle between "good and bad", but in some Asian cultures they are just sides of the same coin, which is why their gods might represent both at once.
That's very fascinating and I had hoped I could show it in a single image.
Sexuality as a destructive and generative force.
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Gorgeous mix of textures.
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wowywow|Hobbyist General Artist
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I want my favback [link] :3
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Demo-box's avatar
was Ishtar an Assyrian invention, or was she around before that?
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