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ANAHITA

Picture of the Middle-Eastern Femininity Goddess ANAHITA from our Middle-Eastern mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Middle-Eastern Femininity Goddess

Also known as ANAITIS, ARDVI-SURA

A Feminist Water Goddess of Fertility, Birth and Womenhood

With all those dominating male Gods strutting about the region, it’s nice to come across a female deity. Particularly one as benevolent as ANAHITA. She looks after the well-being of women, promotes fertility and safe childbirth, and generally makes female life a bit easier to cope with.

Perhaps as a symbol of purity, she is also involved in the water industry and loves to splish and splash in rivers and streams. Preferably ones that are clean and crystal-clear.

Her own-label Pure Spring Water may well have been a best-seller in Scythia, Canaan and Phoenicia, as her popularity spread all over the place. She’s still revered today, although her bottled spring water is no longer available in the stores.

ANAHITA FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : ANAHITA
Area or people : Persia
Location : the Middle-East
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : Womanhood
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : ANAITIS, ARDVI-SURA
Popularity index : 3572

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Article last updated on 23 January 2014 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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