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Persian name: Anahita, Anahit, Ardvi Sura Anahita, Immaculate One (N.B. In addition to native variations by locality or over time, there are often several possible transliterations into the Roman alphabet used for English.)
Greek name: Anaitis (N.B. In addition to native variations by locality or over time, there are often several possible transliterations into the Roman alphabet used for English.)
Anahita: Persian Water Goddess; Fertility Goddess
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Ardvi Sura Anahita (also Anahita, Anahit, or Immaculate One), whcih means the humid, strong, immaculate one, was one of the ruling deities of the Persian Empire. She embodied the physical and metaphroical qualities of water, especially the fertilizing flow of water from the fountain in the stars. She also ruled semen and human fertility. She was viewed as the Golden Mother and as a warrior maiden.
Anahita originated in Babylon and spread to Kemet (ancient Egypt), where She was depicted as an armed and mounted Goddess. The Greeks associated Anahita with either Athena or Aphrodite. In the Middle East, She was associated with Anat. Worship of Anahita spread to Armenia, Persia, and various parts of western Asia. Zoroaster was specifically commanded by his male god to honor Her.
Anahita was often shown wearing a golden kerchief, square gold earrings, and a jeweled diadem, and wrapped in a golde-embroidered cloak adorned with thirty otter skins. Anahita was sometimes depicted as driving a chariot drawn by four white horses, representing wind, rain, clouds, and hail. Anahita was honored with offerings of green branches and white heifers. Ritual prostitution occurred in Her temples in order to purify the seed of males and the womb and milk of females, according to Strabo. Armenians called out to Anahita Great Lady Anahita, glory and life-giver of our nation, mother of sobriety, and benefactor of humanity.
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Anahita Persian fertility Goddess
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