Happy Easter or Ishtar
Happy Easter or Ishtar?
The word Easter appears once in the King James when Herod put Peter in prison, “intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people” (Acts 12:4). The original Greek word is not Easter, but Pesach (Passover). ancient
Babylonians marked beginning of Spring with honoring the resurrection of their god, Tammuz killed by a wild boar. Tammuz was returned to life by his mother/wife, Ishtar (after whom the festival was named) with her tears.
Ishtar was actually pronounced “Easter.” “Asherah” the Greek form of this word from the Septuagint is “Astarte”, who is the Babylonian goddess of the sea, sea being symbolic of people, and consort of the god El. She was the mother of several gods, including Ba’al, the Babylonian god of the sun