July 10, 2020

Prayer to Ishtar

Listen to Olivia Robertson speak a prayer to Ishtar from a past rite:

(mp3 / 44 sec. / 349 kb)

"O Mother of the Gods, Ishtar, Lady of Mankind, who maketh the green herb to spring up, who created all things, who guideth the whole of Creation, a prayer will we utter in unison with those of ancient Babylon, who prayed to thee thus: O Mother Ishtar, whose side no God can approach, O exalted Lady, that which appears good to thee, do thou unto us! We pray for our Earth and all the creatures and green herbs and trees thereon."

(© photo of the Shrine of Ishtar, Foundation Center Temple by Minette Quick)

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