Posted 02 March 2008 - 11:09 PM
Nané, the daughter of Aramazd, was identified with the Greek Athenas-Pallas, the goddess of war and victory. She was recognized also in the old Iranian religion. The idol of Nané had been brought into Armenia and placed at the bourg of Til by Tigran the Great. Its worship seems to have been confined to that area alone. Its treasures, together with that of the altar of Anahit, were turned over by St. Gregory the Illuminator, to the holy service of the churches of God. The cult of Nané was of Elamite origin. «The story that Nané conceived miraculously, shows that the Mother Goddess of Phrygia herself was viewed, like other goddesses of the same primitive type, as a Virgin Mother», says Frazer.
Posted 03 March 2008 - 12:20 PM
Edited by Sulamita, 03 March 2008 - 12:21 PM.
Posted 03 March 2008 - 05:40 PM
Posted 03 March 2008 - 06:23 PM
It's close enough
Posted 03 March 2008 - 07:45 PM
The Location of Aratta
Moris Jstow writes that Assyria had only one goddess, Ishtar, who had the same rank in the Semitic pantheon as the goddesses Nana, Nina, Ninni, Inanna, and Anunit had in Sumer. This shows that the forms Anunit(Anahit) and Inanna represented variants of the same name of the same goddess.
It is clearly seen, then, that in Armenia, in the later periods of paganism, Inanna appears as Anahit (sometimes as Nane). Nu, as the abbreviated from of these names (in derivation), is the first component of the name of the Armenian goddess Nuart (Nuard), who was the consort of the sun-god Ara. In the times of Urartu, the name Ara appears sometimes in the derivative form Ar-di (Ardi), which, as is obvious, is the second component of Nu-ard. The word nu is preserved in Armenian with the meaning of ‘bride’. Hence Nu-ard means ‘the nu of ard’, that is “Ara’s bride or wife’. This agrees with Khorenatsi’s testimony that Nuard was Ara’s wife.
In Sumer, Inanna’s consort (and Ishtar’s in Babylonia) was Dumuzi (Tammuz), who, by virtue of his nature, is identified with Ara by Armenologists. Hence, Nuard is none other than Inanna. We can accept, therefore, that in spite of the many upheavals and tribulations throughout the millenniums, the goddess Inanna, being preserved under the names Nuard and Anahit, has continued to remain the patron mother and the native goddess of fertility and war of the Armenian Highland, that is, of Aratta(or Ararta). ‘Ara’s land’; a fact, about which, as we have seen, there are direct and concrete references in the Sumerian epic tale.
1. Inanna, the goddess of love and war, first belonged to Aratta where she had
her temple, but later Enmerkar took her to Erech and built there the temple Eanna
2. Inanna is considered to be the sister of Enmerkar who is assumed to be the son
of the sun-god Utu.
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