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.
Imminet Leoni Virgo caeles | ti situ spicifera iusti in | ventrix urbium conditrix ex quis muneribus nosse con | tigit deos: ergo eadem mater divum | Pax Virtus Ceres dea Syria | lance vitam et iura pensitans.
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.
The De Dea Syria belongs, in the manuscript tradition, to the corpus of Lucian of Samosata.
1994) "L'auteur du De Dea Syria et les realites religieuses de Hierapolis", en A.
1997) "The Author of De Dea Syria and His Cultural Heritage", Numen 44.
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.