This is Semiramis holding Tammuz
From the start the Babylonian religion was Satanic and it took on the name Baal, from the name Baalzebub (a name for Satan). Though Baal is primarily the worship of Satan and his angels, it also by proxy has progressed to the worship of gods and goddesses (idols)—but primarily goddesses.
I suspect that this emphasis on goddesses was invented by Semiramis because of her female partiality; for she, as I mentioned earlier, was the keeper of prostitutes. Indeed, Semiramis herself was called the virgin mother, the queen of heaven, and was looked on as a goddess.
Hence, this Babylonian religion began with Semiramis as the queen of heaven and was idolized in many statues as the virgin mother holding her baby Tammuz. Later, when the people were scattered into other lands and took on many different languages (as a result of God’s judgment on them), this same queen of heaven, together with her baby, took on other names. For instance, in Egypt their names became Isis and Horus; in Greece, Aphrodite and Eros; and in Italy it was Venus and Cupid.14
The Babylonian religion in Old and New Testament times. This evil Babylonian religion persisted in the world for many years virtually unabated, until finally, God called Abraham to leave his country (in Ur of the Chaldeans, Gen. 11:28) and his family and to go to the land of Canaan (Gen. 12:5). There Abraham came to believe in the true God. Thus from Abraham came the true religion of God, which was propagated by the Jewish race, through the Jewish patriots (Abraham, Isaac and Jacob).
But they endured constant conflict with the pervasive and all-encompassing Babylonian religion, and eventually the Jewish nation was overcome by these pagans and was the cause of their captivity in 586 B. C.
In God’s providence, however, their captivity became their salvation, and from Abraham to Christ (about 2000 years), though the vast majority were Babylonian idolaters, a remnant believed in God.
When Christ came into the world, Babylonian idol worship was everywhere, and though the apostles and early Christians persisted in spreading the gospel to the ends of the earth, they were constantly confronted by it. Indeed the evil Babylonian religion did not die.
14 Harry A. Ironside, “Babylonian Religion,” at http://www.biblelineministries.org/articles/basearch.php?action=full&mainkey=BABYLONIAN+RELIGION+%28By+Harry+A.+Ironside%29.