A walk down memory lane and a bit of history from comparative mythologist Ev Cochrane.
In 1979, Ev wrote an article arguing that Inanna, as the planet Venus, was best understood as a comet-like phenomenon. Shortly thereafter, finding a kindred spirit in Dave Talbott, they jointly authored a series of articles on the Venus-comet.
During the 1980s and 1990s, Dave and Ev continued to fine-tune and bolster their historical reconstruction—while authoring dozens of scholarly articles on comparative mythology—traveling about the US and Canada presenting their findings. In the mid-1990s they were regular participants on such internet fora as talk.origins and sci.astro, where they argued and debated top astronomers and scientists.