Jan 02, 2020 · Question: "Who was Ishtar, and is there any connection between Ishtar and Easter?" Answer: Ishtar was an ancient Mesopotamian goddess of war, fertility, and sex. She is featured in the Epic of Gilgamesh, and the “Ishtar Gate” was part of Nebuchadnezzar’s Babylon. Artemis is the name of NASA's program to return astronauts to the lunar surface by 2024. We are going forward to the Moon to stay.