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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood - Chapter 37, Anat Summary & Analysis

Merlin Stone
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Chapter 37, Anat Summary and Analysis

Accounts of Anat come from northern Canaan and appear to have developed as a culmination of the many ethnic groups living in the coastal port of Ugarit. Anat is called many names, including Mistress of the Lofty Heavens, Ruler of Dominion, Controller of Royalty, and Mother of All Nations. She is said to be the same as Anahita of the Iranians, Anait of the Anatolians, Anatu of the Sumerians, and Athena of the Greeks. She is also said to be one with the Mother of Egypt.

There are some scholars who claim that Anat is the daughter of Asherah. Stone disputes this by pointing out that accounts of Asherah's daughter indicate her name is Rahmai. Stone also points out that Anat pleaded for a temple for her brother, Baal. It is Asherah who rejoices when Baal is murdered by...

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