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Anat

Ancient Egyptian Goddess Anat (also known asĀ  Anant, Anit, Anti, Anthat, and Antit) was known as the goddess of war and was believed to protect the king in battle. Anat is a Syrian goddess introduced to Egypt by Rameses II. Anat first appeared in Egypt in the 16th dynasty during the Hyksos period along with other Semitic deities. Originated in Syria-Palestine as a deity of the Canaanites and Phoenicians, Anat is an example of Egyptian acceptance of foreign deities into their pantheon of gods. Anat is known to be the sister of Baal.

Representation of Anat

Anat was often depicted as a woman seated on a throne holding a lance in one hand and a shield in the other. She also wore a tall crown surmounted by feathers.