Tanit, Ancient Goddess


This image represents the ancient goddess Tanit who was revered by Punic peoples throughout the Mediterranean and north coast of Africa. She was a heavenly goddess of war, a virginal mother, and a nurse. At Solunto, an ancient Phoenician site established between the 8th and 7th centuries BC near present-day Bagheria and Santa Flavia, there is evidence that inhabitants had a devotion to Tanit.

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  1. Wow, the figure reminds of the many petroglyphs left in hidden canyons, on cliff faces, all over the West by Native Americans. This goddess was multi-talented! A goddess, a virginal mother and a nurse – she sounds like a modern multitasker!

  2. Brian Walsh says:

    That sounds a lot like my wife, Claire and her daughter Allison

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