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Ishtar (イシュタル, Ishutaru) is a demon in the series.


Ishtar is the Babylonian goddess of love and fertility, the Babylonian equivalent of the Sumerian goddess Inana. She is the personification of the planet Venus. Her father is uncertain, sometimes claimed to be the daughter of Nanna, the moon god, or Anu, the sky god. She is also known as the "Lady of Battles" because she is known as a very violent deity. She is the creator and guardian of life. Her symbol is the eight-pointed star, and her holy city is Uruk (or Erech). Uruk is a town of sacred courtesans - part of her cult was devoted to prostitution.

Ishtar's sister is Ereshkigal, the goddess of the realm of the underworld. Ereshkihgal cursed her sister, and Ishtar died. With Ishtar dead, the earth withered and would not produce, and neither animals nor human beings would bear young. With great effort, the water god Ea used magic to revive Ishtar, and Ereshkigal was not pleased. She demanded to trade her sister for someone else, finally deciding that her husband Tammuz would replace Ishtar for six months out of the year.



Shin Megami TenseiEdit

Ishtar is briefly mentioned by Astaroth after his defeat, expressing his desire to regain the form of the goddess Ishtar.

Shin Megami Tensei IIEdit

Ishtar is the ruler of Binah. By bringing Astaroth to throne room in Binah, the player may separate him into Ishtar and Majin Ashtar. Ishtar explains that YHVH forced her to fuse with Ashtar and become Astaroth long ago. This allows the player to create Ishtar with fusion afterwards.

Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINEEdit

Ishtar appears as the boss in three different versions of the gold level of the Ueno Mirage instance. Which variation appears depends on a player's actions through the instance. The first is triggered if no others are triggered. The second is triggered by using any of the Twilight-Colored Vases on the fountain before the boss room. Both of these instances share the same opening movie of a confrontation between Metatron and Ishtar. The difference in the boss rooms is simply that after defeating Ishtar in the second, Astaroth will spawn with more mobs.

The third variation can be triggered by summoning Astaroth as a demon partner in the dungeon, acquiring curses on him, and seeking atonement from pillars along the route. After fulfilling all requirements for this route, the dungeon's music will change slightly. The final boss in this instance is a strengthened form of Ishtar with an increased amount of mobs. Unlike the first two variations of the instance, the boss video simply features Ishtar.

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange JourneyEdit

"The Akkadian goddess of love and war. She is known as the "Queen of Heaven" and is equated with the planet Venus.
In the epic of Gilgamesh, she had many lovers, but all were fated to be killed or turned into animals at her hands.
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Compendium

Shin Megami Tensei IVEdit

The Goddess whose revival is sought by Minako in the New Game Plus Challenge Quest Ishtar, Goddess of Harvest. After obtaining Astaroth's soul in the earlier quest Prevent a Deal with an Overlord, Minako now seeks to incarnate Ishtar by collecting the souls of demons that come from her and using them to recreate her. Once Mother Harlot and Asherah's souls are collected Minako sacrifices herself by eating a Red Pill, becoming the ancient goddess Ishtar.

Ishtar comes to fulfill her contract with Minako and make the land of Tokyo fertile, thanking Flynn for aiding Minako, who sacrificed body and soul to revive her and will keep her half of the promise. Ishtar asks Flynn to let her accompany him but can be declined, though lets him know to call her whenever he needs her. The goddess disappears to make the land a more fertile place should Flynn say no.

Megami Ibunroku PersonaEdit

Ishtar is a Persona of the Empress Arcana. Upon being returned to the Velvet Room at MAX rank, she'll produce the totem Morning Star, needed to create Lucifer. In Revelations: Persona, she was renamed as Ishtal.

Persona 4Edit

"Goddess of war and love, revered in ancient Mesopotamia. She seduced many men to their doom, but the hero Gilgamesh spurned her, causing her to murder his best friend Enkidu."
Persona 4 Compendium

Ishtar is the ultimate persona of the Lovers Arcana. This means that players must fully level up the Lovers Social Link (Rise Kujikawa's) and reach Level 71.

DemiKids Light & DarkEdit

"A demon whose poise and charm can enslave even the strongest of rivals."
Demonary, DemiKids

Ishtar has the Power Anti-Holy, which causes all Holy Type foes to flee from battle.


See also: the Ishtar article on the Catherine Wiki

Ishtar takes the form of Trisha (an anagram of her name), also known as Midnight Venus (ミッドナイトヴィーナス, Middonaito Vīnasu) in the Japanese version. She is an attractive woman with a red afro who is the hostess of the various modes, including the Golden Playhouse (Golden Theater in Japan), the game's primary story mode. She provides an introduction to the game's modes and will text Vincent concerning his achievements in the Nightmare stages and provide him with hints. She also acts as commentary throughout the game. Players can make her reveal her identity and her role in the story if they do well enough, and completing the game's toughest challenge, the Axis Mundi of Babel, produces a cutscene where she breaks the fourth wall. In Catherine, Trisha also uses the god Astaroth as her avatar while Vincent is in the confessional booth in between rounds of the Nightmare stages.


Shin Megami Tensei IIEdit

Ishtar SMT 2
Race Alignment Level HP MP CP
Lady Light-Chaos 56 682 398 168
Strength Intelligence Magic Stamina Agility Luck
9 13 25 14 14 7
NOH Attack Hit Defense Avoid MPower MEffect
2 130 102 140 103 28 19
List of Skills
Skill Effect

Shin Megami Tensei: if...Edit

Ishtar SMT If
Race Level HP MP CP Alignment
Lady 70 828 551 1680
Strength Intelligence Magic Stamina Agility Luck
27 15 27 16 13 13
NOA Attack Hit Defense Avoid MPower MEffect
2 194 128 172 125 30 21
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange JourneyEdit

Level Race Alignment HP MP ST MA AG VI LC
51 Megami Light-Law 439 249 33 38 34 33 35
Attack Type Physical Gun Fire Ice Elec Wind Expel Curse Almighty
Single Foe/1/Physical/None - - - - - Drain Null Weak -
Poison Paralyze Stone Strain Sleep Charm Mute Fear Bomb Rage
100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Natural Skills
Amrita Silent Prayer Invitation
D-Source Skills
Amrita Drain Wind -


Shin Megami Tensei IVEdit

Megami 45 258 251 44 49 63 42 59
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Elec Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- - - - Drain - Null Weak
Ailment resistance ?
Normal attack ?
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Megidola 60 MP Medium Almighty damage to all enemies 45
Doping 45 MP Increases max HP by 30% for the party 46
Samarecarm 40 MP Revives with full HP 48
Required quest Ishtar, the Goddess of Harvest

Majin Tensei 2: Spiral NemesisEdit

Race Level HP MP Movement Move Type Range
Megami 47 225 200 10 Flight 1
Strength Wisdom Magic Defense Agility Luck MAG
15 22 31 18 20 19 -
List of Skills
Media Decarm
Makajama Revival

Giten Megami TenseiEdit

As an AllyEdit

Race Alignment Level HP MP
Megami Light-Neutral 60 2462 829
CP Intuition Will Power Magic Intelligence Divine Protection
97 62 60 65 40 47
Strength Stamina Agility Dexterity Charm
90 80 71 30 88
List of Skills
Ziodyne Mamudoraon Agidaion
Bufudaion Goddess Smile Samarecarm

As a BossEdit

Race Alignment Level HP MP
Megami Light-Neutral 60 9848 3316
CP Intuition Will Power Magic Intelligence Divine Protection
97 62 60 65 40 47
Strength Stamina Agility Dexterity Charm
90 80 71 30 88
List of Skills
Ziodyne Mamudoraon Agidaion
Bufudaion Goddess Smile Mahabufulaon

Shin Megami Tensei: PersonaEdit

MIP Ishtar
Arcana Level Type Subtype MAtk MDef
Empress 65 Force Nuclear 188 178
Affinity SP St Vi Dx Ag Lu
Yukino 44 45 44 40 26 55
- 50% Nuclear - - Fire, Ice, Wind, Earth
Returns Morning Star
List of Skills
Rank Skill Effect
1 Mazionga Medium Elec damage + Shock (all foes)
3 Arrow Volley Heavy Arrow damage (area)
4 Recarm Revives 1 ally
5 Ziodyne Heavy Elec damage + Shock (area)
8 Freidyne Heavy Nuclear damage (1 foe)

Persona 4Edit

Level Arcana ST MA EN AG LU
71 Lovers 46 44 33 48 49
Inherit Resists Block Absorbs Reflects Weak
Recovery - Electricity - - Wind
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Mediarahan 30 SP Recovers all HP to all allies. Can be used in the field. Innate
Samarecarm 18 SP Revives one knocked-out ally and fully restores his/her HP Innate
Mutudi 3 SP Recovers from the Silence ailment. One ally. Innate
Maziodyne 22 SP Inflicts a heavy amount of Electricity damage on all enemies. 73
Amrita 12 SP Cures all allies of any status ailments other than Down and KO. 75
Spell Master Passive SP costs on magic that this Persona grants are halved 76
Absorb Wind Passive Able to drain Wind attacks. Takes precedence over Resist, Null, and Repel Wind. 77
Salvation 40 SP Heals all allies completely and cures any status ailments other than KO. 78

Devil Children White BookEdit

Class Element Type Exp Level HP MP
Common Thunder Good 835 45 484 210
43 42 45 42 45 43
List of Skills
God HandMudoonMahajionga

DemiKids Light & DarkEdit

Class Element Type Exp Level HP MP
Elite Thunder Good 765 43 495 200
41 38 42 40 38 42
List of Skills
Skill Element Cost Effect
Hand of Fate Light 50 HP Large dmg. Foes
Hex Comadeus Dark 20 MP Medium dmg +Faint. 2 Foes
Shockblast Thunder 20 MP Medium dmg. Foes
Revive Light 18 MP Revive. 1 Ally
Healmor Light 10 MP Major HP Recovery. 1 Ally
Hex Prone Dark 20 MP Hit +RES Down. 1 Foe

Devil Children Fire/Ice BookEdit

Class Element Type Exp Level HP MP
Elite Thunder Good 765 43 495 200
41 38 42 40 38 42
List of Skills
God HandMudoonMahajionga

Devil Children Messiah RiserEdit

Number Element Weakness Type Level HP MP
4 Thunder Earth 14 190 60
ATK MGC DEF RES SPD Quick Call Spell
9 12 6 5 10 33 9 Rakukaja

Devil Survivor OverclockedEdit

Level Race HP MP ST MA VI AG
29 Megami 190 151 9 19 9 10
Racial/Auto Skill DeSu2 Physical Icon Phys DeSu2 Fire Icon Fire DeSu2 Ice Icon Ice DeSu2 Elec Icon Elec DeSu2 Force Icon Force Curse DESU2 Mystic
Affection - - - Resist - Null
Command Skills
Recarm Diarahan* -
Passive Skills
- - -


Artwork from the Shin Megami Tensei Poster Book
Artwork from Devil Children White Book
As she appears in Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE
Ishtar as she appears in Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey
Sprite from Giten Megami Tensei: Tokyo Mokushiroku
Ishtar Card
Sprite from Card Summoner
Trisha Hair Down
Trisha, with her hair down
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Trisha smiling
Trisha Standard
Trisha in Catherine


  • A possible anagram of "Ishtar" is "Trisha," which is Ishtar's name in Catherine.

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