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Allat on a camel. The bas-relief from the city of Taif, Saudi Arabia, around 100 AD.

"Allāt or al-Lāt (Arabic: اللات‎ pronounced [ælˈlæːt]) was a pre-Islamic Arabian goddess who was one of the three chief goddesses of Mecca along with Manāt and al-‘Uzzá." - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A second-century A.D. statue of the Greek goddess Artemis (the Roman Diana), in the ruins of Ephesus, Turkey; the objects decorating her body have been interpreted as bulls’ testicles or breasts, both symbols of fertility.

A second-century statue of the Greek goddess Artemis (the Roman Diana), in the ruins of Ephesus, Turkey; the objects decorating her body have been interpreted as bulls' testicles or breasts, both symbols of fertility.

Nintu-Sumerian Mother Goddess

Nintu, Sumerian mother goddess - bass relief tablet statuette, from Ancient Mezapotamia

Isis with a Serpent Tail    Egypt, 2nd century AD    The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Isis with Serpent Tail, Egypt, century AD - Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Gold Amulet of Lama Old Babylonian (c.2000-1750 BC) This amulet is a representation of the Babylonian goddess Lama wearing a four horned headdress. She holds her hands up pleading on the behalf of the person who dedicated this object in a temple or shrine. She wears a heavy necklace and a special “flounced” garment. Her figure also appears on Mesopotamian cylinder seals. (Source: The British Museum)

Babylonian-Gold Amulet of the Goddess Lama with horned shamanic headdress. She holds her hands up whispering (healing). She also appears on Mesopotamian cylinder seals of the Goddess BCE

Sixteenth-century Persian War masks, the Kremlin Armory, Moscow, Russia.

Sixteenth-century Persian War masks, the Kremlin Armory, Moscow, Russia.

At Ephesus,the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World  attracted pilgrims from all over the Graeco-Roman world. The temple was erected in 29 BC. to the goddess Roma and the deified Julius Caesar. The cult of emperor worship was promoted there.

Ephesus,the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World attracted pilgrims from all over the Graeco-Roman world. The temple was erected in 29 BC.

18 Seals of the mother goddess Inanna - from Sumerian culture

18 Seals of the mother goddess Inanna - from Sumerian culture. Note the Queen of the Night relief (see below) in the second row. The Semitic goddess Ishtar is a cognate of the earlier Sumerian goddess Innana

Hettite, metal figures,Goddess, Kültepe Kaniş (Kurt Bittel) (Erdinç Bakla archive)

Hettite, metal figures,Goddess, Kültepe Kaniş (Kurt Bittel) (Erdinç Bakla archive)

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