The pagans believed in a god that was resurrected each spring on Easter—a day which was dedicated to Ishtar, the mother goddess.
She was also called the queen of heaven and supposedly interceded with the gods on behalf of humankind.
She has been known as Astarte, Ishtar, Ashtoreth, Cybele, Rhea, Demeter, Ceres, Aphrodite, Venus, Diana, and Freya.
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This precise belief has been applied to Mary by the Roman Catholic Church, but it is as pagan as it gets, and has no basis in the Bible whatsoever.
The mother goddess has had many names throughout the various pagan religions in history.
Most people can understand the reasoning behind nine of the Ten Commandments—don't kill, don't lie, don't steal.