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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Anat
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: 1536
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Article last revised on May 19, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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