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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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yarizui Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
woah no top nice!
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Darkturius Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Excelente...
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NikHero Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Powerful!
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DragonCount Featured By Owner 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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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Damn right.
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autonomous58 Featured By Owner 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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OrbusNonSufficit Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
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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DarkLord75253 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Darker Magician Girl?
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femelushka Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful mythology.
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Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Beautiful!
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