Inanna was a bad ass. The ancient goddess was the goddess of almost everything. She took a tour of the underworld, did a striptease for the guards and back up top. Inanana got the great god, Enki, drunk and stole away his most valuable possession – the Mes. She played stripper and barmaid; two reasons why I chose the comic book characters in the bottom pane. Stripperella, of course, is a stripper. Her pal, Persephone, strips in the TV show but the goddess by that name never voluntarily stripped for the underworld guardians. Stripperella is a gadget girl, so she has man tricks up her sleeve like Inanna. The goddess has much more power than Stripperella, so I chose to pair her up with the superhero known as the Celestial Madonna.
Mantis kicks ass and she also served beer. Marvel made her the Celestial Madonna, but she has more in common the other Mary (Magdalene). Mantis loves plants, she even had a baby with one (a tree person from an alien race known as the Cotati; she also has plant over plants, like the had with the tree dude’s root. Sounds as if she has all the prerequisites to act as a fertility goddess. Mantis gave birth to the Celestial Messiah, known as Sequoia.
Comic books often borrow from mythology, I see the former as modern myth and the latter as part comic book. Many literal fiction authors borrow from myth, so do I. Comic books have a simple form, but a complicated universe. Thinking in comic book terms helps simplify the appearance of my writing while complicating my universe. Inanna and the Huluppa Tree was a play originating in Miami. I write about Florida , everything fits.