~ Asherah as Vegetative Prosperity Goddess ~ Holding vegetative stalks, a crowned Asherah stands atop her signature lion on this bronze plaque/pendant. Dating to ~1300 BCE, this is a depiction of Asherah in her aspect as Qds, a Vegetative Prosperity Goddess.
Dating to ~1400-1300 BCE, this elegant ivory carving was discovered at Minet el-Beida. It is an Asiatic stylistic adaption of Creto-Mycenaean configurations, depicting Asherah as the “Great Goddess of the Aegean.” Asherah’s other epithets displayed on this composition include “Holiness,” “the Goddess,” “Goddess of Animals,” “Mother Goddess” and “Vital Force of Nature.”
Queen of Heaven,* Asherah. Holding star flowers, a multi-winged crowned goddess is depicted on this Hebrew seal. Although discovered at an unknown provenience, an inscription on this seal paleographically identifies it as Hebrew. The astral flowers are an epiphany of the goddess Asherah /Astarte/ Ishtar in her aspect as the Queen of Heaven.* *Throughout antiquity the Queen of Heaven personifies the maternal transmission of blessing through food, health and security.
Vegetation was a matter of live or death in ancient cultures, your family lived or perished dependent upon a bountiful vegetation season. Blessings offered through the goddess were essential. Proffering vegetation, the Hebrew Mother Goddess Asherah personifies the vital life forces of nature in her aspect as a Vegetative Prosperity Goddess on this clay plaque.
~Double-Throne Shrine of Asherah/God the Mother & Someone~ Embellished with epiphanies of the Mother Goddess Asherah - the frontal tree-like asherah pillars, the guardian lions and the dove at the shrine’s apex - this temple model shrine is consecrated to the worship of Asherah/God the Mother. Depicted within the inner sanctuary of this temple shrine, the double-throne attests to the worship of another deity at Asherah’s side.
This elegant, ivory composition was discovered at ancient Ugarit's harbor, Minet el-Beida. Dating to ~1400-1300 BCE, it is a Creto-Mycenaean representation of the "Great Goddess of the Aegean," identified also as "Asherah," "the Goddess," "Elat," her "Holiness"/"Qds," "Mother Goddess," the "Vital Force of Nature," the "Goddess of Animals"/"Queen of the Wild Beasts."
Downsizing or monotheism??
~ 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.’
Dating to the 12th century BCE, this hammered gold-foil plaque depicts Asherah as a naked Vegetation Goddess standing upon the back of an armored, prancing horse. Stylistically similar to Egyptian Qds representations (one of Asherah's epithets), the Encyclopedia of the Holy Land identifies this goddess as "Ashtoreth[/Asherah].” -History’s Vanquished Goddess Asherah
Asherah Constellation: Sacred Tree, Nibbling Ibexes & Lion. Throughout antiquity, stylized, sacred trees were called asherahs after the goddess Asherah (reflected also in biblical text). Epithets of Asherah include "Lion Lady," and "the One of the Lion." The lion was one of Asherah's ancient epiphanies and serves as the foundation of this configuration.The numerous Asherah references, provide a window into the past and a clue to understanding the forgotten worship of Asherah.