I was flipping thru my 2nd favorite Doreen Virtue book (Archangels and Ascended Masters; my favorite is Divine Magic) and I read about Ishtar, a powerful and sexy goddess from Babylon. Babylon was near modern-day Iraq. Ishtar has brown skin and long black hair.
Doreen says ask Ishtar to surround you in a column of white light. I can really feel this!
Ishtar brings us power and protection. Also, the usual goddess things like fertility and magical moonlight.
She is often drawn standing naked on 2 powerful lions. I love lions. And with 2 wise owls standing nearby. And the designers of our Statue of Liberty must have been inspired by her, because she is sometimes drawn with a pointed star on her head like a crown!