Atargatis


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Atargatis

(ātärgā`tĭs), ancient Syrian goddess. Of obscure origin, she probably belongs to the general pattern of mother goddesses that were worshiped throughout W Asia and Greece. In Rome she was called Dea Syria.
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21 The ancient Syrian goddess Atargatis is an early example of which still well-known mythical creature's form?
Her Syrian name was Atargatis, but the Greeks and Romans knew her just as 'the Syrian goddess'; as such she appears at Carvoran (see below).
At the time Pagans worshipped the Syrian goddess Atargatis, among other gods such as Isis, Apollo, and Hercules.