Goddess Tanit  

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THE GODS "SATURN" AND "TANIT" WERE WORSHIPPED IN IN CARTHAGE DURING PRE-CHRISTIAN AND CHRISTIAN TIMES." TANIT" WAS THE CARTHAGINIAN GODDESS OF THE MOON, LOVE, FERTILITY, AND THE STARS. "TANIT "IS THE "LADY OF CARTHAGE, "THE GUARDIAN OF THE CITY, AND THE "FACE OF BAAL" FOR SHE AND BAAL FORMED A SORT OF DIVINE COUPLE, A MYSTICAL UNION OF SUN AND MOON. SHE IS, IN FACT, THE FIRST OF THE GREAT GODDESSES OF THE CARTHAGINIANS. SHE WAS CALLED THE "MOTHER GODDESS OF THE HEAVENS". HER NAME MIGHT BE THE TITLE OF "ASTARTE," BUT THIS HAS BEEN OPEN TO DEBATE.

HER SYMBOLS INCLUDE THE DOVE, GRAPES, THE FRUIT OF THE POMEGRANATE, AND THE MOON. HER IMAGE IS THE TRIANGLE. SHE IS REPRESENTED UNDER DIFFERENT FORMS, SOMETIMES AS A NAKED WOMAN WITH HER PRESSING AGAINST HER BREAST TO SYMBOLIZE FERTILITY OR AS USUALLY DEPICTED AS A BEAUTIFUL BEJEWELED WOMAN WEARING A TRIANGULAR GARMENT BEARING CORNUCOPIAS IN EACH HAND.

"TANIT" WAS AN INTERNATIONAL GODDESS WHOSE VENERATION SPREAD TO WHAT IS NOW MALTA, SARDINIA, AND SPAIN. HER SYMBOL IS FOUND AGAIN AND AGAIN--A CIRCLE ABOVE A TRIANGLE WITH A BAR IN-BETWEEN. IN NORTH AFRICA, "TANI"T WAS KNOWN AS A GODDESS OF WAR. SHE WAS ALSO A VIRGIN MOTHER GODDESS AND NURSE WHO WAS OFTEN INVOKED FOR FERTILITY. VOTIVE OFFERINGS TO THE GODDESS "TANIT" AND TO "BAAL" ARE PLENTIFUL AND OF EXACTLY THE SAME NATURE AS ONE SEES HUNG UP AT "LOURDES" OR "AURAY," OR ANY PILGRIMAGE PLACE OF TODAY, SHOWING HOW UNCHANGEABLE HUMAN NATURE IS THROUGHOUT THE AGES.

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