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Inanna[a] is the goddess of love, beauty, sex, desire, war and political power in Sumerian mythology; she is more commonly known as "Ishtar" [b], the name under which she was worshipped by the Akkadians, Babylonians, and Assyrians. Known as the "Queen of Heaven", Innana was one of the most popular deities in Sumerian religion, with the city of Uruk being the center of her cult. Her symbols included the lion, dove and the eight-pointed star.

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