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 as a bargirl in her early life. 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 power over plants, like she 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.