God of the Week: Anahita

08/01/2011: Anahita

Anahita is an ancient Iranian goddess traced back to Indo-European mythology.

“Not only does Anahita bring fertility to the fields by her waters, but she makes the seed of all males pure and sound, purifies the wombs of all females, causes them to bring forth in safety, and puts milk in their breasts. She gave strength to all heroes of primeval times so that they were able to overcome their foes, whether the demons, the serpent Azhi, or the golden-heeled Gandarewa.

She is personified under the appearance of a handsome and stately woman.”

-Mythology of All Races, Vol 6 Indian and Iranian. Edited by L

ouis Herbert Gray

 

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