Hello, I am studying the lineage of ancient goddesses (Inana, Isis, Ishtar, Cybele, Diana) worshipped by the ancients, and how the Virgin Mary seemed to replace these. Is there something in the pagan mind that gravitates towards a female deity? Does one of Satan's chief fallen angels have a particular talent to deceive the masses through a female deity? Is there something in the human psyche that wants such a deity such that if they cannot have Ishtar any longer then they will replace these with the Virgin Mary? How do Catholics explain the close similarities between their view of Mary and these past goddesses in the past?