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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In the case of the regiment stationed in Britain the men worshipped what must be a local goddess, Ham(m)ia, as well as the dea Syria. The main shrine of the famous Syrian fertility goddess was at the 'holy city', Hierapolis, also called Bambyce, some 120 miles north-east of Hama(th), close to the River Euphrates.
But his metrical dedication to Virgo Caelestis, identified with, among other deities, the dea Syria, allows one to assume that he did indeed hold this position.
Although the Hamii, worshippers of dea Syria, were in garrison at Carvoran in the middle of the second century, the dea Syria emphasized in l.
Donatianus' poem from Carvoran identifies her with Dea Syria, and Virgo (i.e.
Grottanelli ("The Story of Combabos and the Gilgamesh Tradition"), who compares the Mesopotamian epic to a tale contained in De Dea Syria, as well as to the story of Absalom in 2 Samuel.