Goddess Atargatis

Syria's fertility goddess, Atargatis. 

  • Her position as mistress of the city and the Phoenician community guaranteed her well-being amid life's ups and downs. 
  • Anath and Astarte are believed to have merged to create her. Atargatis is a goddess of fertility who is often portrayed as a woman wearing a crown and bearing grains, giving her authority and control over nature. 
  • She is also revered as a mermaid goddess who is in charge of plants and water. 
  • She instilled religious and social order in civilization, safeguarded the citizens of her city, and contributed innovations and ideas to help mankind.