Asherah as Goddess of Animals & Queen of Heaven

3b.4b Gold Pendant Asherah

~ Asherah as Goddess of Animals & Queen of Heaven ~

Standing upon her signature lion, the goddess Asherah is depicted on this gold pendant as the ‘Goddess/Mistress of Animals’ and the 
‘Queen of Heaven.’

The lion, elevated ibexes and snakes (which cross behind her waist) are frequent attributes of Asherah as the ‘Goddess/Mistress of Animals.’ The pendant's starry, astral background is a reference to Asherah’s aspect as the ‘Queen of Heaven.’ 

Dating to ~1450-1365 BCE, this gold pendant was discovered in the tomb of a princess in the ancient port city of Minet el-Beida.
-History’s Vanquished Goddess Asherah

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