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Allatum by GENZOMAN Allatum by GENZOMAN
Allatum (Also knowed as Allatu, Allat, etc.) is an underworld goddess worshipped by western Semitic peoples, including the Carthaginians. She is modelled on the Mesopotamian goddess Ereshkigal and may equate with the Canaanite goddess Arsay.

The queen of the underworld, Chaldean legend tells us that Allat had solely rulled in the hell. Once, other gods invited her to the party that they had organised in the heaven. Due to her photophobia she refused, and sent a messenger, Namtar, her servant. His behaviour had infuriated Anu and Ea, and their anger was turned against his mistress. They sent Nergal to punish her. He pulled the queen by her hair from the throne, in order to decapitate her, but her prayers for mercy stopped him, and Nergal had made Allat her wife.

Other legends make her a sister of Astarte.

A old Illustration, arround january 2008.
PSCS/6hours/Bamboo/music: Eternal return-Therion (great song!!!)

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NikHero 4 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Powerful!
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DragonCount Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
(To Anu and Ea) Dude, I know you two were really dead set on the biggest bitchin' party in the cosmos, but isn't that a little extreme with the decapitation?
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autonomous58 Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm impressed not only with your art work but with your knowledge of the old goddess's and ancient history..;)
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:iconorbusnonsufficit:
Stunningly beautiful creation. Bloody well done!!: Perhaps the sexiest version of Ereshkigal/Allatu I've seen yet--she's obviously stolen all of inana's/ishtar's sexy mojo (or its female equivalent)!!!
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:icondarklord75253:
Darker Magician Girl?
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femelushka Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful mythology.
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:icongokumartin:
Suddenly "The Scorpion King: Rise of a Warrio" makes a lot more sense...
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:iconmatch25:
she looking for servants?
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