Ishtar is the Assyrian and Babylonian goddess of fertility, love, war, and sex. She is the counterpart to the Sumerian Inanna and to the cognate north-west Semitic goddess Astarte. The lion was her symbol.
Original pinner said: "Isis ( Aset in Egyptian) was originally a Goddess from Nubia and was adopted into Egyptian belief. Her name literally means female of throne, Queen of the throne. Wife and sister to Asar ( Osiris) and mother of Horus.
I am not usually a fan of the goddess of love and beauty (since they are generally nothing but trouble), but Freya has taught cats to perform a useful and tiring task, so this goddess clearly has the skills.
Paradise Lost - Gustave Dore/ John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost, describing the Christian story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, and the ensuing fall of man, is considered one of the greatest pieces of literature in the English language.