Mylitta

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Mylitta Babylonian and Assyrian goddess of love and fertility and war; counterpart to the Phoenician Astarte
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Usage

In literature:

The Atlas and Mylitta seem to be respectively the Indian relations of the Cynthia and Pernyi.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 344, August 5, 1882" by Various
Among the most usual are figures which represent either Mylitta (Bettis), or Ishtar.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 2. (of 7): Assyria" by George Rawlinson
As he throws the money he pronounces these words: 'May the goddess Mylitta make thee happy!
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 3 (of 12)" by G. Maspero
Avaunt, Hathor, Mylitta, Baaltis, I am none of yours!
"Dr. Dumany's Wife" by Mór Jókai
The other statue represented Mylitta.
"Told by the Death's Head" by Mór Jókai
A kind of edible truffle (Mylitta lapidescens) is known as little man's bread on these hills.
"Omens and Superstitions of Southern India" by Edgar Thurston
Among the Phoenicians her title is Astarte among the Assyrians she was Istar; among the Syrians, Aschera; in Babylon, Mylitta.
"Myth, Ritual And Religion, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by Andrew Lang
Urania is known to the Babylonians as Mylitta, to the Arabs as Alilat.
"The History of Antiquity, Vol. I (of VI)" by Max Duncker
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In poetry:

White-robed she waited day by day; alone
With the white temple's shrined concupiscence,
The Paphian goddess on her obscene throne,
Binding all chastity to violence,
All innocence to lust that feels no shame—
Venus Mylitta born of filth and flame.
"The Paphian Venus" by Madison Julius Cawein