Agasaya 'the Shrieker' is a Semitic war goddess. Her name is thought to translate to 'the shrieker' though there is no solid proof of this. Agasaya later got merged into Ishtar a Babylonian goddess along with many other goddesses; this is likely due to conquering. Agasaya became the warrior aspect of Ishtar and lived on in history this way.[1] There is also some speculation that Ishtar, and therefore Agasaya, influenced/merged into the Egyptian Goddess Anut. Not much is known about Agasaya but her weapons may have been a bow and arrows and a scimitar.[2]


  1. Coulter, Charles Russell., and Patricia Turner. Encyclopedia of Ancient Deities. Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 2000.
  2. Monaghan, Patricia [M,P/] - [BGH] The Book of Goddesses and Heroines. E.P. Dutton 1981.

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