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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.
It was lined from end to end with sculptured bulls and griffins, and the great gate of Ishtar spans it midway in its length.The Cradle of Mankind|W.A. Wigram
During the winter Tammuz dwelt in Hades, and at the beginning of spring Ishtar descended to search for him among the shades.
As Ishtar enters through the various gates she is stripped of her ornaments and clothing.
Ishtar asks at each gate why she is thus dealt with, and the porter answers, "Such is the command of Allatu."
Ishtar, the wife of Arbaces, possessed her share of the unearthly influence hereditary in her race.Sarchedon|G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville