Shaushka


Shaushka: Hittite Goddess of Love and War

Goddesses of love and war have always fulfilled important roles in human cultures. Shaushka is the Hittite (originally Hurrian) winged warrior goddess and the equivalent of Ishtar, her Babylonian counterpart. She is often similarly portrayed with wings, standing on a lion, wearing a peculiar robe and is accompanied by either two doves or two female attendants.