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ANATH

Middle-Eastern War Goddess

Goddess of Love, Fertility and War

She’s also Mrs BAAL as well as being his sister.

ANATH caused a lot of hassle by wishing to appropriate a very special bow belonging to a mortal called Aqhat. Being a bit of a bitch, she zapped him to the Underworld, but he wouldn’t let go of the bow and it went with him.

This caused no end of problems as it was actually a sky bow which held up the Heavens. So the sky collapsed and ANATH had to eat humble pie and ask EL to sort it all out — partly through embarrassment and partly because she was going bow-legged under the weight of the sky.

She then appears to have emigrated to Egypt under the name ANAT.

ANATH FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : ANATH
Area or people : Canaan
Location : the Middle-East
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : War
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 6024

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Article last updated on 15 January 2014 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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