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The name Easter may, or may not, be derived from the Sumerian goddess Inanna, or Ishtar—the source of the Hebrew name Esther.
Belle Jar has more: Ishtar was the goddess of love, war and sex.
Anyway, the point I am trying to make here is that, yes, Ishtar was associated with fertility and sex.
How Ishtar came to take on so violent a character is not altogether clear.
If parents threw their children into the furnace to Molech, why should they not devote their daughters to Ishtar?Folkways|William Graham Sumner
Again Sarchedon glanced at Ishtar; but her veil was down, and she made no sign.Sarchedon|G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville
Of Tammuz, the popular myth related that it was Ishtar, represented as his consort, who carried him off.
Next to Ashur, or rather by the side of Ashur, Ishtar was invoked as the great goddess of battle and war.