The Macmillan Illustrated Encyclopedia of Myths & Legends
Macmillan, 1989 - 260 pages
Fully indexed and containing lavish color illustrations and a wealth of line drawings, this is the most up-to-date, beautiful, and graphically useful reference of its kind on the market today.
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The Hittites were also influenced by Canaanite myths. The carving of a Hittite
fertility goddess (below) was found at Çatal Hüyük in Turkey. Another Hittite
carving (far below) shows worshippers propitiating their gods. 2000 1759 1750
See Love and Fertility, pp.106/107 SEE ALSO ABZU, DUMUZL ERESHKIGAL.
NINSHUBUR, TAMMUZ ove and fertility The powers of love, and of fertility,
assure the future of humanity. Love goddesses are therefore prominent
Her strong association with fertility is emphasized by the fact that her brother
Xochipilli appears to be her lover. It is likely that Xochipilli was connected with the
two deities of corn, the maize god Cinteotl and the flayed god xIPETOTEC.
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