The Syrian Goddess (With A Life of Lucian) - Illustrated color pictures and Annotated Atargatis: Syrian Goddess of fertility and well-being Lucian of Samosata

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The Syrian Goddess (With A Life of Lucian) - Illustrated color pictures and Annotated Atargatis: Syrian Goddess of fertility and well-being by Lucian of Samosata
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The Syrian Goddess (With A Life of Lucian) by Lucian of Samosata***This eBook is redone from the physical copy, which contains the original page numbers. Thus the page numbers in the footnotes do not refer to the actual page of the eBook, but theMoreThe Syrian Goddess (With A Life of Lucian) by Lucian of Samosata***This eBook is redone from the physical copy, which contains the original page numbers. Thus the page numbers in the footnotes do not refer to the actual page of the eBook, but the page numbers exist in the chapters. For example, when finding the keywords in the footnote, please search for p.xxx when seeing the footnote instead of going to the page xxx of the eBook.**This kindle edition is special including new illustrated color pictures and annotated Atargatis: Syrian Goddess of fertility and well-being**This E-Book has all graphics of a high quality and eligible as good format.**All Texts are completely digitally edited and properly formatted for easy reading.**Interactive of Table Content linkage for easy navigation.To study of oriental religions the Dea Syria is brimful of interest.

It describes the cult and worship of the goddess of Northern Syria, Atargatis, at her sacred city, Hierapolis, now Mumbij. The time when Lucian wrote would be the middle of the second century B.C. We do not see any reason to reject the traditional authorship of the treatise: on the contrary, the work seems to reveal the famous satirist at home, taking a natural interest in local memories and institutions, while making, doubtless, mental notes that were to prove of use in the works for which he is best known.In Syria Ashtoreth was revered under the name of goddess ATARGATIS.

The latter was considered the goddess of fertility and well-being, the spouse of the Supreme god Balu (or Haddada). A big sanctuary of Atargatis was located in the city of Heirapol (The Sacred City). Under the name of the Syrian Goddess, she became one of the goddesses most revered in the Aramaic pantheon in the Hellenic-Roman time. Kucian of Samosata (2nd century) presents three facts which characterize Atargatis as the goddess of water. He says that not only the pigeons, but the fish were devoted to her and that her holiday was celebrated twice every year, and water was brought into the temple.

From the entire land of Syria pilgrims came to the temple in a holy procession and carrying water which was then spilled here.



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