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Sea and River Goddesses: Danu, Tethys, R N, Amphitrite, Chalchiuhtlicue, Naiad, Neith, Leucothea, Sedna, Nammu, Yemaja, Boann, Tefnut, Olokun

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Published May 7th 2013
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 79. Chapters: Abnoba, Adjassou-Linguetor, Adsullata, Amathaunta, Amphitrite, Anahita, Ancamna, Anuket, Arnakuagsak,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 79. Chapters: Abnoba, Adjassou-Linguetor, Adsullata, Amathaunta, Amphitrite, Anahita, Ancamna, Anuket, Arnakuagsak, Arnapkapfaaluk, Arnemetia, Astghik, Atanua, Atargatis, Aulanerk, Aveta, Ayao, Belisama, Benzaiten, Boann, Bolbe, Calypso (mythology), Camenae, Ceto, Chalchiuhtlicue, Clota, Coventina, Danu (Irish goddess), Dea Matrona, Divona, Eurybia (mythology), Fand, Faumea, Gaillimh inion Breasail, Ganges in Hinduism, Hatmehit, Huixtocihuatl, Icovellauna, Kianda, Kohara, Lady of the Lake, Leucothea, Losna, Mami Wata, Manimekhala, Mazu (goddess), Murigen, Nabia, Naiad, Nammu, Nanshe, Nehalennia, Neith, Nephthys, Nerrivik, Ningikuga, Nuliajuk, Nu (mythology), Nyai Roro Kidul, Oba (goddess), Olokun, Oshun, Oya, Pegasides, Potamides (mythology), Potamoi, Qailertetang, Ran, Ritona, Salacia (mythology), Saraswati, Satet, Sedna (mythology), Sequana, Sirara (goddess), Souconna (mythology), Sulis, Tamesis, Tefnut, Tethys (mythology), Thalassa (mythology), Tiamat, Tsovinar (goddess), Ved-ava, Vellamo, Verbeia, Yami, Yemaja. Excerpt: Anahita is the Old Persian form of the name of an Iranian goddess and appears in complete and earlier form as ()- the Avestan language name of an Indo-Iranian cosmological figure venerated as the divinity of the Waters (Aban) and hence associated with fertility, healing and wisdom. Aredvi Sura Anahita is Ardwisur Anahid or Nahid in Middle- and Modern Persian, Anahit in Armenian. An iconic shrine cult of Aredvi Sura Anahita, was - together with other shrine cults - introduced apparently in the 4th century BCE and lasted until it was suppressed in the wake of an iconoclastic movement under the Sassanids. The Greek and Roman historians of classical antiquity refer to her either as Anaitis or identified her with one of the divinities from their own pantheons. 270 Anahita, a silicaceous S-type asteroid is named after her. Only (a word otherwise unknown, perhaps with an original meaning moist) is specific to the divinity. The words and are generic Avestan language adjectives, and respectively mean mighty and pure (or immaculate). Both adjectives also appear as epithets of other divinities or divine concepts such as and the Fravashis. Both adjectives are also attested in Vedic Sanskrit. As a divinity of the waters (), the yazata is of Indo-Iranian origin, according to Lommel related to Sanskrit that, like its Proto-Iranian equivalent, derives from Indo-Iranian . In its old Iranian form, her name was given to the region, rich in rivers, whose modern capital is Kandahar (Avestan, Old Persian, Greek ). Like the Indian Saraswati, nurtures crops and herds- and is hailed both as a divinity and the mythical river that she personifies, as great in bigness as all these waters which flow forth upon the earth. In the (Middle-)Persian texts of the Sassanid and later eras, appears as . There is no occurrence of An h ta in Old Avestan and her presence in Avesta is limited mainly to two instances. In non-Avestan world, the oldest mention of her name is indeed in man