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Allatum

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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's avatar
woah no top nice!
Darkturius's avatar
Excelente...
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NikHeroHobbyist General Artist
Powerful!
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TheWolfJarlHobbyist Digital 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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autonomous58Hobbyist General Artist
I'm impressed not only with your art work but with your knowledge of the old goddess's and ancient history..;)
OrbusNonSufficit's avatar
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 Digital Artist
Darker Magician Girl?
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femelushkaHobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful mythology.
Tsuki222's avatar
Beautiful!
GokuMartin's avatar
Suddenly "The Scorpion King: Rise of a Warrio" makes a lot more sense...
Match25's avatar
she looking for servants?
shishi-za's avatar
Her hat reminds me of the Dark Magician or Dark Magician Girl from Yu-Gi-Oh!
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Satoshi444Student General Artist
Queen of Underworld!? Man! Anyway, great drawing.
PhantomHourglass's avatar
very beautiful
Auskaa's avatar
GOT TO FREAKING LOVE IT
Vampyre-Lover's avatar
She's Gorgeous!!!! WOW!!! Beautiful!!!
saishadow's avatar
cool messup story
Elinewton's avatar
Great body and beautiful face!!
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I love how you conceptualize these mythological entities.
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Impressive color style
cojoru's avatar
beutiful witch
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Hi ...Dear ... GENZOMAN ...!!!
Your Fantastic Art work
... Allatum
is featured in Action-Portraits...!!!
if you don't mind...:heart:..............................................This is an invitation to Joint... if you Want...!!!
best regards.....................You're most welcome in Action-Portraits...!!! :iconaction-portraits:
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