A Sumerian goddess with a complex mythological persona. Perhaps the result of a theological/philosophical combination between a local Sumerian deity associated with Uruk. The west-Semitic Venus - star deity Ishtar, introduced by the Akkadian ruling dynasty in the middle of the second millennium BC. The former was regarded as the daughter of the supreme sky god An.The latter as the daughter of the moon god Nannar. The dual nature of the planet Venus was conceptual as a bisexual deity. This accounts for Inanna's association with warfare, aggression and lust of power, as well as childbirth and erotic attraction. The myths about Inanna either stress her irascible nature and the fatal consequences of her anger, and her sexuality.
Courtesy : World Mythology – Parragon Publishing India