The Invocation of the ISHTAR Gate
Spirit of Venus, Remember!
ISHTAR, Mistress of the Gods, Remember!
ISHTAR, Queen of the Land of the Rising of the Sun, Remember!
Lady of Ladies, God of Goddesses, ISHTAR, Queen of all People, Remember!
O Bright Rising, Torch of the Heaven and of Earth, Remmber!
O Destroyer of the Hostile Hordes, Remember!
Lioness, Queen of the Battle, Hearken and Remember!
From the Gate of the Great God NEBO, I call Thee!
By the Name which I was given on the Sphere of NEBO, I call to thee!
Lady, Queen of Harlots and of Soldiers, I call to thee!
Lady, Mistress of Battle and of Love, I pray Thee, Remember!
In the name of the Covenant, sworn between Thee and the Race of Men, I call to Thee! Hearken and Remember!
Suppressor of the Mountains!
Supporter of arms!
Deity of Men! Goddess of Women! Where thou gazest, the Dead live!
ISHTAR, Queen of Night, Open thy gate to me!
ISHTAR, Lady of the Battle, Open wide Thy Gate!
ISHTAR, Sword of the people, Open thy Gate to me!
ISHTAR, Lady of he Gift of Love, Open wide Thy Gate!
Gate of the Gentle Planet, LIBAT, Open unto me!
IA GUSHE-YA! IA INANNA! IA ERNINNI-YA!
ASHTA PA MABACHA CHA KUR ENNI-YA!
RABBI LO-YAK ZI ISHTARI ANPA!
INANNA ZI AMMA KANPA!
BI ZAMMA KANPA! IA IA BE-YI RAZULUKI!