Over a week ago, I posted a photo on facebook I found online of the Starbucks logo compared to carving of the goddess Ishtar. Easter is the Anglicization of the word Ishtar.
After some examination in Photoshop, that photo may appeared to have been doctored and not authentic. I do believe the point was well made however. I did some more research and while the Starbucks logo probably did not come from the Babylonian version of Semiramis, it is definitely the same goddess but from a different culture of people.
Starbucks officially states that the logo came from a Norse carving from the 16th century. However, this has been debunked as well since the Norse people no longer existed in the 16th century. However, an image not linked to the Norse was tracked down as being dated back to the 15th century. It’s clear that there are early European drawings of this mermaid type figure along with many stories of fertility, sexuality and alchemy. It seems after doing some research that this image known as Melusine was an early form of Eostre(Easter) in Northern European cultures. The similarities to Ishtar/Semiramis are astounding.
In 2003, Gillian Alban wrote a book clearly drawing parallels with goddesses such as Lamia, Ishtar or Inanna, Isis, and Asherah.
Book cover on the right
Many of the images of Melusine have her wearing a crown as if a queen. Sometimes she was written as being queen of rivers and streams. Ishtar was known as the “queen of heaven” (Jeremiah 7:18 and 44:17-25) The Babylonian Semiramis came down to earth after death, reincarnated as Ishtar landing in the RIVER Euphrates. Ishtar was known as a goddess of fertility and those who fell in love with her were usually lulled into a trap and killed. It’s the same with mermaid and siren legends today. Melusine’s stories of enchantments span from the lands of the early Celts to Czechoslovakia. Usually the story goes of her being in a relationship with a King. In the Babylonian legends, Tammuz being the lover of his mother Ishtar was a King of men also. Melusine is sometimes drawn bare-breasted, and Ishtar is known as the bare-breasted goddess of the East.
The connections are amazing once you look for them.
So what’s the point? The point is, the enemy of the Father is constantly at work numbing our defenses and lulling us in to rationalize the things of this world in order to convince us to participate in them. The worldly Christian would ask you, “Do you really think I’m going to hell if I drink Starbucks?” My reply is usually “What would Jesus Do?” Do we really think the creator of heaven and earth would come down here and have a cup of coffee with the logo of a European fertility goddess whose legend most likely originally morphed from the Babylonian Ishtar? I seriously doubt it.
“In 1992 we had to blow up the siren to eliminate the spread, so called suggestive tails, so that’s the version you see today.”
Starbucks Logo Designer
Over and over again ABBA tells us to avoid wickedness. Is a cup of coffee wicked? Of course not (unless you’re a Mormon, LOL), but when the enemy alters the Father’s creation, we need to be alert enough to be able to discern what is good and what is not.
It’s obvious that the original logo of the coffee company shows a siren modeled after Melusine, sitting bare-breasted in a VERY provocative position. As the company began to grow over the years, some marketing expert probably convinced them to only keep the face of the siren and lose everything from the neck down. All throughout pagan religions and legends we see cultures worship the idea of fertility sex and youth. The worship of the evergreen tree is another example since it is the only tree that remains green while everything else around it dies. It too became a symbol of fertility and life and thus was worshiped by many people groups.
Chapter 6 page 109 of Alban’s book.
People accuse me of making these things up. Yet they won’t do their own research for themselves. Instead they run to the nearest pastor or “Christian” apologetic website to reaffirm themselves before coming back to tell you how wrong and misguided you are. Christianity is so steeped in this culture that any pastor or ministry that admits the pagan origins of these things is doomed to the unemployment line and so its very hard for someone to see error when their wallet is depending on them NOT seeing the error. The same can be said about pride.
So there you have it. The story behind the Starbucks logo and its possible legendary relationship to the Ishtar of Babylon.
You’d have to be a complete dolt, drunk on the dogma of man made religions and denominational doctrine to not see the connections here.