God of the Week: Anat

08/08/2011: Anat

Anat is the ancient Canaanite war goddess, sister/wife of Hadad. She appears in the Ba’al Cycle of ancient Ugarit. She was worshiped all over Mesopotamia and down into Egypt. Inscriptions in Elephantine mention that she was worshiped along side the Hebrew god Yahweh in the temple there.

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