Canaanite Mythology

ANATH

Ugaritic War Goddess

Also known as Anat

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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Anat

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Area or people: Caananite (Ugaritic)
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: War
Area of expertise: War

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present

Article last updated on 19 May 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

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