She felt too bad for the former goddess to walk away.
The story of Ishtar's descent is told to illustrate the possibility of an escape from Irkalla, while the other myth is intended to reconcile the existei:ce of two rulers of Irkalla - a goddess and a god.
A goddess! he added in French.
This was an airy and unplastered cabin, fit to entertain a travelling god, and where a goddess might trail her garments.
She wasn't ready to face the former goddess again.