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Isara was the goddess of marriage and childbirth, Mesopotamian (Babylonian-Akkadian) and western Semitic. This deity also was concerned with the enforcement of oaths. She was known mainly from early inscriptions and Akkadian texts. Her Mesopotamian cult center was centered in the Babylonian town of Kisurra, but she was said to have worshippers over a vast area including Syrians, Canaanites, and Hittites. Her symbol was the scorpion. A.G.H.


Jordan, Michael, Encyclopedia of Gods, New York, Facts On File, Inc. 1993, p. 117

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