Persephone was born to Demeter, the Goddess of harvest and was said to have been abducted by Hades who rules the Underworld. In her mother’s grief over her daughter being promised to Hades by Zeus, king of gods Demeter mourned and devised a punishment where all the crops became stillborn and the soil barren. Moved by this, Zeus ordered Hermes to escort Persephone back to her mother.
Astarte in southern Spain. This bronze, like so much Canaanite art, shows clear Egyptian influence. The base bears a Phoenician inscription to Astarte of the Cave. Her wooden throne has disintegrated.
Annunaki significa "aquells que van vindre del cel i la terra". Al final la diosa (Inanna) compareció, desnuda y arrodillada, ante la soberana del infierno, que se sentaba en el magnífico trono de su palacio y estaba rodeada por siete anunnaki, los jueces del reino de los muertos. Ereshkigal "dirigió su mirada hacia ella, la mirada de la muerte; pronunció la palabra contra ella, la palabra mágica; profirió el grito contra ella, el grito de condenación.
Heluan Ka-palette Helwan Early 1st Dynasty Cairo Museum
Neo-Assyrian Bronze Pazuzu Figurine, c. 800-600 BC The demon Pazuzu represented by this figurine stands like a human but has a scorpion’s body, feathered wings and legs, talons, and a lion-like face on both front and back. In Assyrian and Babylonian mythology Pazuzu, the “king of the evil wind demons,” was not entirely unfriendly to mankind.
Lilith? In the 1930s, scholars identified the voluptuous woman on this terracotta plaque (called the Burney Relief) as the Babylonian demoness Lilith. Today, the figure is generally identified as the goddess of love and war, known as Inanna to the Sumerians and Ishtar to the later Akkadians. (Both characters are featured in the poem Gilgamesh and the Huluppu-Tree, quoted on this page.) The woman wears a horned crown and has the wings and feet of a bird. She is flanked by owls (associated…
SYRO-PALESTINIAN BRONZE NUDE GODDESS Standing with her braceleted arms at her side and wearing a broad collar. Her centrally parted, long, straight hair with two braids framing the face and another down the center at the back of her head. Late 2nd Millennium BC