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)
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