Showing posts with label Persian. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Persian. Show all posts

Pagan Religions - Who Is ANAHITA?

 











 

A Persian Goddess associated with the rivers that provide food for the people. 



Her worship included Cappadocia, Armenia, Lydia, and Pontus. 



  • Sacred prostitution was carried out by the temple attendants known as hierodouloi as part of her dedication. 
  • In Lydia, Anahita was connected to Cybele and Artemis. 



  • Artemis Mater or Artemis is in this incarnation, known as Anahita, or Persian Artemis.
  • Taurobolium, or bull sacrifice, was a component of her faith, and the bull was her sacred animal. 


  • "The spotless" is how Anahita is translated in archaic tongue.


You may also want to refer to my Comprehensive list of World Pagan Religious Terms And Concepts.


You may also want to read more about Paganism here.

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