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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deity Atargatis (known as Derketo to the ancient Greeks) tragically caused her human lover to die.
21 The ancient Syrian goddess Atargatis is an early example of which still well-known mythical creature's form?
Feeling that she has lost everything, Elyse tells how she leaves her family in Tobago to live in Atargatis Cove, Oregon, with Lemon and her daughter, Kirby.
Particularmente interesante es la relacion solsticial referida desde la arx Hasdrubalis-Molinete, lo cual se aprecia de forma optima en las inmediaciones del santuario punico-romano de Atargatis.
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.
Al Uzza, "la mas poderosa", diosa de la lluvia y la fertilidad, fue una de las tres divinidades mas importantes del panteon nabateo; identificada con Venus en su doble papel de estrella matutina y vespertina, se equipara indistintamente con Ishtar, Astarte, Atargatis e Isis.
MARTIN (1990: XV-XVI) recoge diferentes ejemplos epigraflcos de devotos de las diosas Ma y Atargatis que se presentan como doulos theou, para afirmar que da esclavitud metaforica hacia un dios no era una construccion completamente desconocida en la sociedad grecorromana-.
Sin embargo, este conglomerado de divinidades femeninas que se dio en llamar, desde epoca helenistica, Diosa Siria, era, en origen, la diosa Atargatis, (30) tambien llamada Derceto en Ascalon (Palestina), divinidad siria, esposa efectivamente del dios Hadad, rey de cielo, tierra y mar, aqui llamado Zeus.
In Syria, Derceto also operated under the alias Atargatis.
They owe these bad qualities most of all to their relationship with the mother- and love-goddesses Ishtar, Astarte, Atargatis, or Aphrodite.
20) The most famous such cult was that of the fish-goddess Atargatis, for whom sacred fish were reared in pools at Hierapolis and later Edessa (see H.