I really like your blog…a lot! However, your Ishtar post is not entirely acurate and is guilty of the syncretism that many people use as an excuse to dismiss real mytholgical studies and religious understanding. Here’s a link that touches on what you were getting at. I hope you enjoy it and again, my apologies for any perceived pettiness.
The pagan origins of Easter
INTERESTING! I HAVE 100% NO ISSUE FOR WHATEVER ANYONE BELIEVES. I JUST GET SUCKED INTO THE “HOLIDAYS” LIKE EVERYONE ELSE DOES EACH YEAR. I LOVE CELEBRATING THE IDEA OF SOMETHING. BUT TO CELEBRATE IT AS A THING THAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED IS WHAT BOTHERS ME. IT’S SO OBVIOUS THAT SO MANY THINGS HAVE BEEN ALTERED OR EVEN MADE UP THROUGHOUT THE AGES TO ME.