Canaanite Mythology

The Gods of Ancient Canaan

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
Popularity index: 314

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

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