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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He said that apart from Kalash valleys, the Shishi Koh, Molen Gol, Uchest Gol, Shali Gol, Golen Gol, Koughazi Gol, Asherat, Beori, Jughoor Gol, Gahrate Gol areas were known for supporting the species.
After driving Yam back into the sea, the war goddess Anat, Baal's ally, accompanies him to the abode of the mother of the gods, Asherat, El's consort, in order to present his plea.
The unexplained hostility of El, Asherat, and many other gods toward Baal in the poem recalls the relegation of the older gods to positions of lesser importance when Cronos was conquered by Zeus, and the resulting wars with Giants and Titans, offspring of Ge, who, like Asherat, was the mother of the gods.