Athirat, a Western Semitic (Canaanite) fertility goddess, was identified in Old Babylonian tests of Hammurabi as the daughter-in-law of the king of heaven. In pre-Islamic southern Arabia, she was said to be the consort of the moon god Amm. (See AserahA.G.H.


Jordan, Michael, Encyclopedia of Gods, New York, Facts On File, Inc. 1993, p. 32