Portrait of the winged goddess Ishtar. Sacred geometry, mystical circle, phases of the moon. Gold imitation. Background - the night star sky. Print, poster, t. ... Cartoon color drawing: Ishtar Gate. Ancient sacred temple. Symbols of Babylon, Assyria, Mesopotamia. Vector illustration Isolated on white background. Babylonian tablet representing Ishtar's twin brother Shamash, circa. 860 - 850 BCE, via The British Museum, London. Ishtar was worshipped primarily as the goddess of both love and war, and she was associated with aspects of these areas such as sex, fertility, and political power. However, Ishtar's sphere of influence also extended well.