Goddess Asherah  

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ASHERAH is the Semitic Goddess of fertility, the moon, and the sea. She, along with her sisters Astarte and Anat, was known by various names throughout the ancient Mesopotamian area, and is sometimes confused with her sisters. Asherah appears in the Hebrew Bible as the consort of Yahweh and is represented by a sacred tree or pole.

In the Ugaritic tradition, Asherah is consort of the God El, the father of all the Gods. She is mother of the gracious Gods, the 70 sons of El. She is often depicted either standing with or riding a lion, and she is usually naked, symbolic of her role as fertility Goddess.

Her many names come from the fact that she was worshipped throughout the ancient Near East. She is known as ATHIRAT or ATIRAT in Ugaritic; ASHRATUM or ASHRATU in Akkadian; and ASHERDU, ASHERTU, ASERDU, or ASERTU in Hittite. Other names and epithets include:

QADESH (holy)

QATESH



QETESH



KADESH



QADESHET



QODESH



QUDSHU


ELAT (feminine form of El)

LABI'ATU (Lady of Lions)

DAT BA'THANI (Lady of the Serpent)

RABAT CHAWAT 'ELAT (Great Lady Eve the Goddess)

RABAT 'ATHIRAT YAM (Great Lady She who Treads on the Sea)

LADY OF HEAVEN



QUEEN OF HEAVEN



LADY OF THE STARS OF HEAVEN



MISTRESS OF ALL THE GODS



QUEEN OF THE GODS



SHE WHO GIVES BIRTH TO THE GODS



PROGENITRIX OF THE DEITIES


WET-NURSE OF THE GODS

LADY OF THE SEA



LADY WHO TRAVERSES THE SEA


GODDESS OF THE TREE OF LIFE

GODDESS OF THE GROVE

SACRED GROVE


SACRED COW



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