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A Sumerian deity, the goddess of love and war, storehouse and rain. She was the daughter of Nanna/Sin, sister of Enmerkar, and associated with Warka. She is equivalent to the Akkadian Ishtar. She is sometimes the daughter of the sky god An, sometimes his wife; in other myths she is the daughter of Nanna, god of the moon, or of the wind, Enlil. She is sometimes referred to as the Lady of the Date Clusters.