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.
She seems to have been a very old Persian Goddess who hit the big time and was borrowed by the Zoroastrians – as well as lots of others. 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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Anaitis, Ardvi-Sura, Aredvi Sura Anahita
Area or people: Persia
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: Womanhood
Area of expertise: Women, Woman, Female, Femininity
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 2753
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Article last revised on May 14, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.