Goddess Anahit  

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"(GREAT LADY ANAHITA, GLORY AND LIFE GIVER OF OUR NATION, MOTHER AND BENEFACTOR OF HUMANITY.) ANCIENT ARMENIAN CHANT

"ANAHIT" (IMMACULATE ONE) IS THE ARMENIAN GODDESS OF FERTILITY. SHE IS BELIEVED TO HAVE ORIGINATED IN BABYLON, AND HER WORSHIP THEN SPREAD TO ANCIENT EGYPT WHERE SHE BECAME A WARRIOR GODDESS AND PROTECTOR OF THE LAND AND ALL OF ITS INHABITANTS. SHE WAS DEPICTED AS AN ARMED AND MOUNTED GODDESS...OFTEN SHOWN WEARING A GOLDEN SCARF, SQUARE GOLD EARRINGS, AND WRAPPED IN A GOLDEN, EMBROIDERED CLOAK. SHE IS SOMETIMES SEEN AS DRIVING A CHARIOT DRAWN BY FOUR WHITE HORSES WHO REPRESENT WIND, RAIN, CLOUDS, AND HAIL.

IN ANCIENT PERSIA, ANAHIT WAS WORSHIPPED AS THE GODDESS OF THE SACRED FEMININE; SHE RULED OVER DANCE, MUSIC, AND SACRED PROSTITUTION. AND, BECAUSE SHE WAS ALSO A GODDESS OF BEAUTY AND WATER, DOVES AND ROSES WERE OFTEN OFFERED TO HER SACRED IMAGES. SHE HAS SOMETIMES BEEN KNOWN AS THE GOLDEN MOTHER, AND INYET ANOTHER DEPICTION OF THIS GREAT GODDESS, WE FIND HER SEATED, A A TINY BABE NURSING AT HER BREAST. HER WORSHIP WAS DEDICATED TO PROSTITUTION, AND RITUAL PROSTITUTION OCCURRED IN HER TEMPLES IN ORDER TO PURIFY THE SEED OF THE MALES, THE WOMB, AND THE MILK OF THE FEMININE.

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