Zoroastrian Mythology

The Gods and Supernatural Beings of Zoroastrianism

ANAHITA

Zoroastrian Femininity Goddess

Also known as Anaitis, Ardvi-Sura, Aredvi Sura Anahita

Picture of the Zoroastrian Femininity Goddess Anahita from our Zoroastrian mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

A Feminist Water Goddess of Fertility, Birth and Womenhood

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

Name: Anahita
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Anaitis, Ardvi-Sura, Aredvi Sura Anahita

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
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: 989

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Article last revised on May 14, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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