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.

2 thoughts on “Tanit, Ancient Goddess

  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!


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