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.