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Starbucks and the Mermaid

Jun 28, 2012 by     15 Comments    Posted under: Uncategorized

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.”
-Doug Fast
Starbucks Logo Designer

Original Starbucks Logo

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.

15 Comments + Add Comment

  • WOW! How can someone NOT see it! Great post!

  • I’d never seen the original logo for Starbucks… that settles it for me there is no more room to fudge it. Thanks for that.

  • Great article Brother. I truly believe that Yahusha would not support a company with the logo of any pagan god or goddess. Bless you!

  • Great post! I have heard Christians in deffense of this stuff actually say that paganism is really not that bad and that God wants us to join together with the pagans. I even heard someone say that pagan just means coutrymen so anything pagan just means it is from the country not from witchcraft! People will say anything to try to justify what they don’t want to have to give up.

  • Love it!! I haven’t done the Starbucks thing since I found out they are a HUGE supporter of homosexuality.. But this is just icing on the cake! Thanks brother! 🙂

  • I gave up Starbucks when I found out they use pig gelatin in the syrups.

    @Chelsey, I know what you mean! I had a conversation the other day with a family member that said Galatians 2 clearly means I’ve lost my salvation, because of the feasts. I then asked him where in the Bible it says that we, sinful people, can declare anything holy, including pagan idols and celebrations. Apparently, this question makes me a legalistic Judaizer.

    May Hashem open their eyes!

  • I started looking for current uses of the graphic and it’s still present in their product graphics. Here is a great example: http://www.starbucksstore.com/starbucks-anniversary-blend/VM_ANNIVERSARY,default,pd.html

    • Good find Scott!

  • I have never had the stuff myself and I have never steep foot inside one of those franchises. I just make my own Java from my home brewer!

    Shalom, Shalom!!

  • Interesting that the first photo graph insert in your story, the goddess is lactating – milk from her breasts. Milk goddess stories are found in many of the ancient cultures – pre columbian american as well as indian. The milk relates to the churning of the primal elements that were churned up by the (devas – demons) in the Bhagavata, It is a creation myth of course. There are a myriad of cults that have sprung up around the world in ancient cultures related to milk, involving fig trees (sap seen as milk), cactus (from which pulk is made for ceremonial purposes). Anyway, your point is true my friend. Many christians just don’t know what they worship today, because they just don’t read. They rely on what the little chap behind the pulpit tells them each sunday, and, their pastors are so dull themselves, they make points like drunkards with thornbushes.

    God bless you, keep up the good work.

  • And sadly Howard Schultz, the owner of Starbux is Jewish.

    • No he isn’t…not by Paul’s definition of who is a Jew and who is not.

      Romans 9:6 “It is not as though God’s word had failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel.”

      We need to STOP calling people Jews or Israelite who ARE NOT! If they were TRUE Israel, they would keep the sign that sets them apart from the nations. Blessings!

  • Great article. We as Messianics are to be on guard and “set apart” from the evil things of this world. Starbucks recent embrace of gay marriage, and denunciation of anyone who disagrees with gay marriage, reaffirms the evil intentions of this corporation’s management. Starbucks corporate logo well represents the company’s aspirations for the restructuring of sexual morality in America and the world.

  • From their very own website: http://www.starbucks.com/blog/so-who-is-the-siren
    “She is a storyteller, carrying the lore of Starbucks ahead, and remembering our past. In a lot of ways, she’s a muse –always there, inspiring us and pushing us ahead.

    And she’s a promise too, inviting all of us to find what we’re looking for, even if it’s something we haven’t even imagined yet.

    She means something different to every one who sees her, who knows her. For me she’s kind of the final say on the spirit of everything I write and everything we do. Even as I’m writing this, I wonder what she thinks. (She likes it, by the way.)”

  • I am glad I found this, today I drank my last starbucks coffee ever. Once shown the truth… I don’t question it. it is obvious. Thank you brother for posting this.

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