Asherah

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Asherah

(ăsh`ərə) or

Asheroth

(-rŏth), Canaanite fertility goddess and the wooden cult symbol that represented her. She is the consort of El in the Ugaritic texts. Several passages in the Bible may refer to the planting of a tree as a symbol of Asherah, or the setting up of a wooden object as an asherah—the Hebrew words for "tree" and "wood" are the same.

Asherah

mother of the gods; counterpart of Gaea. [Canaanite Myth.: Benét, 57]
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Hadley also looks at information about Amorite Ashratum, considering especially the view that Ugaritic Athirat had her origins in the land of Amurru, perhaps as the consort of the Amorite god Amurru.
The larger one was dedicated, as already suspected from circumstantial evidence, to the important god Nabu, and the smaller to the minor goddess Ashratum.