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(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Anahita, asteroid 270 (the 270th asteroid to be discovered, on October 8, 1887), is approximately 52 kilometers in diameter and has an orbital period of 3.3 years. It was named after a goddess of fertility and procreation in Persian mythology who was associated with Mithras. When prominent in a natal chart, Anahita can show an exceptionally productive or “fertile” individual. By sign and house location, it may show an area of great potential that need only be cultivated a little to produce results.


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country word Iran Anaitis Greece Artemis Rome Diana India Seres Viti Table 2: Different symbols of anahita.
Factors affecting the establishment and survival of Anaitis efformata (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) introduced into Australia for the biological control of St.
Later on, Warren (1904, 1907), Bastelberger (1908a, 1908b), and Dognin (1911, 1913 (as Anaitis subrufata), 1923) added descriptions of new species of Rhopalodes from Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Ecuador, and Colombia.
Clothed in the leopard skin of a Bacchant, the figure of Anaitis deliberately represents bestial female sexuality, sexual rapacity, and sado-masochism.
Anaitis is an experienced huntress, who skillfully seduces Callirrhoe's companion, Nephele, into the ranks of the Maenads.
Brosius reconsiders the widely held notion, most recently restated by Briant, that the goddesses Artemis Persike and Artemis Anaitis, known in Asia Minor from a variety of Greek sources, were hellenized manifestations of the Persian deity Anahita, first introduced into Persia by Artaxerxes II.