Wednesday, September 15, 2010


A 4th century BC depiction of the Iranian goddess Anahita, radiant and mounted on a lion, being worshipped by Artaxerxes II. She was an important deity in the Zoroastrian religion of ancient Persia, responsible for fertility but also skilled in the arts of war. A virgin goddess, Her name means "the immaculate one". 
The Indian goddess, Shri Devi, also rides on a lion or tiger and is indomitable in combat.

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