Venus is the second planet from the Sun and the third brightest object in Earths sky after the Sun and Moon. It is sometimes referred to as the sister planet to Earth because their size and mass are so similar. Venus is also the closest planet to Earth.
Inana (Sumerian)/Ištar (Akkadian) is among the most important deities and the most important goddess in the Mesopotamian pantheon. In her astral aspect, Inana/Ištar is the planet Venus, the morning and the evening star.