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Sun Wheels have been a part of our history and religions for thousands of years. In India, the Pagan wheel was associated with occultism and astrology. In Canaan, the wheel represented the Storm God. None were quite as well known as the Start of Ishtar though.

The Star of Ishtar was associated with the following history: some astronomical objects move through the sky in repeated and known intervals of time, the behavior of the celestial gods associated with them can be symbolized numerically. Ishtar, as the planet Venus, perhaps was handled this way in the eight-pointed star that usually stands for her on Babylonian boundary stones.

References to Venus as early as 3000 BC are known from evidence at Uruk, an important early Sumerian city in southern Iraq. One clay tablet found at the site says “star Inanna,” and another contains symbols for the words “star, setting sun, Inanna.” Inanna is Venus, known later as Ishtar, and the Uruk tablets specify her celestial identity with the symbol for “star”: an eight-pointed star.

Even the Papal Palace has many signs of the Sun of Ishtar throughout it. See Wikipedia for references and pictures. :o)

Created in Mandelbulb 3D with post work in Photoshop.

deviant Art: bpclarke

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  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesover 3 years ago

    Hi Bunny, this is really gorgeous, love the colours here, so rich! :)

    Gabe :)

  • Thank you Gabe. I really wanted it more gold, but then the patterns didn’t stand out as nicely. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

  • spiritualdigita
    spiritualdigitaover 3 years ago

    This is a stunning piece of work Bunny! Great history and background to it too. Love it!

  • Thank you Craig. I think it is always interesting to find out the background and history of where things came from. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersover 3 years ago

    Awesome!! . . .

  • Thank you. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

  • Michael McKellip
    Michael McKellipover 3 years ago

    GREAT DESIGN! Also love the history!!

  • Thank you Michael. Glad you enjoyed it. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

  • James Brotherton
    James Brothertonover 3 years ago

    Fabulous wheel and wonderful colors too!

  • Thank you James. The colors are half the fun. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 3 years ago

    Excellent!! :)

  • Thank you. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

  • lacitrouille
    lacitrouilleover 3 years ago

    My, that’s a lot of impact! Striking work. :)

  • Thank you sweetie. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

  • DLKeur
    DLKeurover 3 years ago

  • Thank you for this day brightener. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

  • Jimmy Joe
    Jimmy Joeover 3 years ago


  • Thank you. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

  • andy551
    andy551over 3 years ago

    Wonderful,very decorative!

  • Thank you very much. :o)

    – Bunny Clarke

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