Are Anahita, Inanna, Anath, and Athena the Same?

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  1. mojobadshah

    mojobadshah Interfaith Forums

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    The Zoroastrian Ardvi Sura Anahita is known as the cosmic ocean, associated with Venus, and is known as the lady of the rivers kind of like Inanna is "The Queen of Heaven and Earth." Ardvi Sura Anahita or Nahid is also known for having granted victory to Zoroastrian figures in war kind of like Anath or Neith and Athena were war goddesses. Could all four figures be variations of the same figure in concept as well as in name?
     
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    Anahita, Anath, Athena, and Neith were all identified with each other anciently. Inanna was identified with Ishtar, associated with love and capriciousness rather than with wisdom or war.
     
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    I see that author Robert Graves agrees and links these anomalies to "The White Goddess," and I see that the Babylonian "Anu" was a masculinization of the Sumerian Goddess "Anna-Nin" and that Anu's wife was Anatu so am I to suppose that the Avestan Goddess "Anahita" was derived from Babylonian?
     

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