Rayati. Thank you for responding to my question. It actually now seems to me more fit to call the holy daughter "zoe" on the grounds that she rekindles the light of our true selves and shows us the love of our divine and eternal mother, who truly is our beloved mama in the end. Anyways, i've just been researching the history of Ishtar/Inanna. There is to many connotations to war and lust for my liking... p.s, i'm very sorry for coming off a bit rude.
Don’t worry, you didn’t come off as rude. Zoe isn’t that well known outside of Gnostic circles, and not even all Gnostics acknowledge Her much, so I probably needed to explain my decision to still identify Her with the Holy Daughter in my own personal practice.
I don’t know too much about Inanna/Ishtar myself, but She seems to be very much pan-cultural, having been adapted into many different pantheons across the Middle East, linking to Isis, Asherah, Astarte, Aphrodite and more. War and lust seem to be only a couple of Her aspects but She seemed to represent a variety of powers for the many different cultures that worshipped Her. I can understand if some of that may put you off.
However, it is important to remember that the ‘Inanna’ of Orthodox Filianism refers primarily to the Holy Daughter - who, as you said in your first ask, is all loving. She has several different aspects to her personality, represented primarily in the Seven Janati, and these reflect the different forms people throughout history have known Her. Her identity as a warrior, for example, would be linked to Sai Vikhi (Kyria Nike). Maidkind’s relationship and understanding of Dea can be warped by fear and ignorance, turning virtues into vices, and manipulating aspects of Deity to suit a political agenda.
At the end of the day, all are free to call Our Lady what they wish. She did not exist in one place at one time. Her identity spans multiple worlds. Her story occurs outside of time. What She does for us, Her sacrifice, is an event that has happened at the beginning and continuing throughout eternity, until all souls are reunited back into the Great Mother of Mystery.