Day: July 27, 2020

Mythology Monday: Ishtar Literally Goes To Hell

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Today I’m going to look at a myth that is super, super old. Old as balls. Over 4000 years old, to be precise, and one that’s one of the earliest examples of the “hero goes to the underworld to save a loved one” myth.

That myth, my friends, is the story of Ishtar’s descent into the underworld.

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