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Al-Uzza, Al-Lat and Menat

The Goddesses Al-Uzza, Al-Lat and Menat formed a triad in pre-Islamic Arabia. Find out more on the website of the artist who made this image.

Although we do not discuss this in the book, here is an interesting tidbit of information.

"Shrine of the sacred stone in Mecca, formerly dedicated to the pre-Islamic Triple Goddess Manat, Al-Lat (Allah), and Al-Uzza, the 'Old Woman' worshiped by Mohammed's tribesmen the Koreshites. The stone was also called Kubaba, Kuba or Kube, and has been linked with the name of Cybele (Kybela), the Great Mother of the Gods. The stone bore the emblem of the yoni, like the Black Stone worshiped by votaries of Artemis. Now it is regarded as the holy center of patriarchal Islam, and its feminine symbolism has been lost, though priests of the Kaaba are still known as Sons of the Old Woman."~ Barbara Walker, The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets