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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At a time when the archaeological evidence shows that Jews and Christians were living alongside those who worshiped Mithras, Atargatis, Hadad and Palmyrene gods in a third-century Roman border town, paintings on the synagogue walls showed, in part, temples with smashed idol parts strewn across the floor.
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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.
In Syria, Derceto also operated under the alias Atargatis. Astronomically, she could be allied with both Venus and the Moon.