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Moon Goddess
In mythology , a LUNAR DEITY is a god or goddess associated with or symbolizing the moon . These deities can have a variety of functions and traditions depending upon the culture, but they are often related. Some form of moon worship can be found in most ancient religions. CONTENTS * 1 Moon
Moon
in religion and mythology * 2 The list * 2.1 Near East * 2.2 Africa * 2.3 Europe * 2.4 Asia * 2.5 Oceania * 2.6 Mesoamerica * 2.7 South America * 2.8 North America * 3 See also * 4 References MOON IN RELIGION AND MYTHOLOGYThe monthly cycle of the moon, in contrast to the annual cycle of the sun's path, has been implicitly linked to women's menstrual cycles by many cultures, as evident in the links between the words for menstruation and for moon in many resultant languages
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Wadd
WADD (Arabic : ود‎‎) (Musnad : 𐩥𐩵) was the Minaean moon-god . Snakes
Snakes
were associated with him. DESCRIPTIONAn altar dedicated to him was erected by Minaeans
Minaeans
living on the Greek island of Delos
Delos
. The altar contains two inscriptions, one of which is in Minaean language and the other in Greek. Minaean inscription on the altar begins with symbols of three Minaean god one of which is of Wadd whose symbol is a snake. The Minaean text on the altar reads, "Hāni' and Zayd'il of Hab erected the altar of Wadd and of the deities of Ma'in at Delos." The Greek inscription reads, " of Oaddos, god of the Minaeans. To Oaddos." He was also worshipped by Minaean colonists in Dedan (modern-day Al-`Ula
Al-`Ula
) during the Lihyanite rule. A temple of Wadd evidently existed in Dedan
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Arabian Mythology
RELIGION IN PRE-ISLAMIC ARABIA was a mix of polytheism , Christianity , Judaism , and Iranian religions . Arab polytheism, the dominant form of religion in pre-Islamic Arabia , was based on veneration of deities and other rituals. Gods and goddesses, including Hubal and the goddesses al-Lāt , Al-‘Uzzá and Manāt , were worshipped at local shrines, such as the Kaaba in Mecca . Different theories have been proposed regarding the role of Allah in Meccan religion. Many of the physical descriptions of the pre-Islamic gods are traced to idols , especially near the Kaaba, which is said to have contained up to 360 of them. Other religions were represented to varying, lesser degrees. The influence of the adjacent Roman , Aksumite and Sasanian Empires resulted in Christian communities in the northwest, northeast and south of Arabia
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Nikkal
NIKKAL, Ugaritic 𐎐𐎋𐎍 nkl, full name Nikkal-wa-Ib, is a goddess of Ugarit
Ugarit
/ Canaan
Canaan
and later of Phoenicia
Phoenicia
. She is a goddess of orchards, whose name means "Great Lady and Fruitful" and derives from Akkadian / West Semitic "´Ilat ´Inbi" meaning "Goddess of Fruit". De Moor translates Ugaritic 𐎛𐎁 "ib" as "blossom" which survives in biblical Hebrew as אֵב (Strongs Concordance 3) and cites Canticles 6:11 as a survival of this usage She is daughter of Khirkhibi , the Summer's King, and is married to the moon god Yarikh , who gave her necklaces of lapis-lazuli. Their marriage is lyrically described in the Ugaritic text " Nikkal and the Kathirat ". She may have been feted in late summer when tree fruits had been finally harvested
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Yarikh
YARIKH (also written as JERAH, JARAH, or JORAH, Hebrew spelling ירח) is a moon god in Canaanite religion
Canaanite religion
whose epithets are "illuminator of the heavens"', "illuminator of the myriads of stars" and "lord of the sickle". The latter epithet may come from the appearance of the crescent moon. Yarikh was recognized as the provider of nightly dew, and married to the goddess Nikkal , his moisture causing her orchards to bloom in the desert. The city of Jericho
Jericho
was a center of his worship, and its name may derive from the name Yarikh, or from the Cannanite word for moon, Yareaẖ. SEE ALSO * Yarhibol REFERENCES * ^ "Strong\'s Bible Dictionary". Htmlbible.com. Retrieved 31 March 2011
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Canaanite Mythology
CANAANITE RELIGION refers to the group of Ancient Semitic religions practiced by the Canaanites
Canaanites
living in the ancient Levant
Levant
from at least the early Bronze Age
Bronze Age
through the first centuries of the Common Era
Common Era
. Part of a series on RELIGIONS OF THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST * Anatolia * Ancient Egypt * Arabia * Canaan * Persia * Mesopotamia
Mesopotamia
* Sumer * Semitic * v * t * e Canaanite religion
Canaanite religion
was polytheistic , and in some cases monolatristic
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Ta'lab
TA\'LAB was a god worshipped in pre-Islamic southern Arabia
Arabia
, particularly in Sheba . TA\'LAB was the moon god and also a protector of pastures. His oracle was consulted for advice. A shrine dedicated to him existed in Riyam
Riyam
. REFERENCES * ^ http://www.jstor.org/stable/609235 * ^ St. John Simpson (2002). Queen of Sheba: treasures from ancient Yemen. British Museum Press
British Museum Press
. pp. 162, 163. ISBN 9780714111513 . This article relating to a myth or legend from the ancient Middle East is a stub . You can help by expanding it . * v * t * e Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ta%27lab additional terms may apply. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy .® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc
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Astrology
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Karwa Chauth
KARVA CHAUTH is a one-day festival celebrated by Hindu
Hindu
women in Northern India , in which married women fast from sunrise to moonrise for the safety and longevity of their husbands. The fast is traditionally celebrated in the states of Rajasthan
Rajasthan
, parts of Uttar Pradesh , Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh
, Haryana
Haryana
, and Punjab . The festival falls on the fourth day after the full moon , in the Hindu
Hindu
lunisolar calendar month of Kartik . Sometimes, unmarried women join the fast for their fiancés or desired husbands
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Witchcraft
WITCHCRAFT or WITCHERY broadly means the practice of, and belief in, magical skills and abilities that are able to be exercised by individuals and certain social groups . Witchcraft is a complex concept that varies culturally and societally; therefore, it is difficult to define with precision and cross-cultural assumptions about the meaning or significance of the term should be applied with caution. Witchcraft often occupies a religious, divinatory or medicinal role, and is often present within societies and groups whose cultural framework includes a magical world view
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Madonna Oriente
MADONNA ORIENTE or SIGNORA ORIENTE (LADY OF THE EAST), also known as LA SIGNORA DEL GIOCO (THE LADY OF THE GAME), are names of an alleged religious figure, as described by two Italian women who were executed by the Inquisition
Inquisition
in 1390 as witches . The story which they are reported to have told is an elaborate and fantastical tale of occult religious rituals practised at the houses of wealthy individuals in Milan
Milan
, Italy, where a woman known as the Madonna Oriente, possibly regarded as a goddess by her followers, performed magical acts such as the resurrection of slaughtered animals. The two women, Sibilla Zanni and Pierina de' Bugatis, were brought before the Inquisition
Inquisition
first in 1384, and with their story apparently dismissed as fantasy, were sentenced only to minor penance
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Moon In Art And Literature
The Moon
Moon
has been the subject of many works of art and literature and the inspiration for countless others. It is a motif in the visual arts, the performing arts, poetry, prose and music. CONTENTS * 1 Fantasy
Fantasy
* 2 Literary * 3 Theatre * 4 Science fiction * 4.1 Literature * 4.1.1 Early stories * 4.1.2 First voyage * 4.1.3 Robert A. Heinlein * 4.1.4 Inhabited Moon
Moon
* 4.1.5 Colonization * 4.2 Film
Film
* 4.3 Television * 4.4 Animation * 4.5 Computer and video games * 4.6 Comics * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 Footnotes * 8 External links FANTASYIn many fantasy stories, a full moon means vampires and werewolves running loose
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Baal-hamon
BAAL HAMMON, properly BAʿAL HAMMON or HAMON (Phoenician : 𐤋𐤁𐤏𐤋 𐤇𐤌𐤍; Punic : lbʻl ḥmn), was the chief god of Carthage
Carthage
. He was a weather god considered responsible for the fertility of vegetation and esteemed as King of the Gods
King of the Gods
. He was depicted as a bearded older man with curling ram's horns. Baʿal Hammon's female cult partner was Tanit
Tanit
. CONTENTS * 1 Cult and attributes * 2 Name and functions * 3 Location * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links CULT AND ATTRIBUTESThe worship of Baʿal Hammon flourished in the Phoenician colony of Carthage
Carthage
. His supremacy among the Carthaginian gods is believed to date to the fifth century BC, after relations between Carthage
Carthage
and Tyre were broken off at the time of the Battle of Himera (480 BC)
Battle of Himera (480 BC)

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Carthaginian Religion
The RELIGION OF CARTHAGE in North Africa
North Africa
was a direct continuation of the Phoenician variety of the polytheistic ancient Canaanite religion with significant local modifications. Controversy prevails regarding the possible existence and practice of propitiatory child sacrifice in the religion of Carthage. However, a recent study of archeological evidence confirms this ritual. CONTENTS* 1 Pantheon * 1.1 Phoenician origins * 2 Caste of priests and acolytes * 3 Punic stelae * 4 Animal sacrifice * 5 Child sacrifice
Child sacrifice
* 5.1 Literary accounts * 5.2 Archaeological evidence * 6 See also * 7 Notes * 8 References PANTHEON Stele
Stele
from the Tophet of Salammbó showing a Tanit
Tanit
symbol PHOENICIAN ORIGINS This article NEEDS ADDITIONAL CITATIONS FOR VERIFICATION
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Phrygia
Pontic Steppe * Domestication of the horse
Domestication of the horse
* Kurgan
Kurgan
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