Who had given the wealthy payment to Ishtar was unknown for eternity. Perhaps already perished, one thing was certain for sure; someone wanted the world to suffer and be destroyed. They wished strongly for Ishtar to eradicate everything in existence.
Ishtar is the Assyrian and Babylonian goddess of fertility, war, love, and sex. She is the counterpart to the Sumerian Inanna and to the cognate north-west Semitic goddess Astarte.