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  1. Asherah

    Asherah, in Semitic mythology, is a mother goddess who appears in a number of ancient sources. She appears in Akkadian writings by the name of Ashratum/Ashratu, and in Hittite as Asherdu or Ashertu or Aserdu or Asertu. Asherah is generally considered identical with the Ugaritic goddess Athirat. Asherah is identified as the wife or consort of the Sumerian god Anu and Ugaritic El, the oldest deities of their respective pantheons. This role gave her a similarly high rank in the Ugaritic pantheon. The name Dione, which like 'Elat means "Goddess", is clearly associated with Asherah in the Phoenician History of Sanchuniathon, because the same common epithet of "the Goddess par excellence" was used to describe her at Ugarit. The Book of Jeremiah, written circa 628 BC, possibly refers to Asherah when it uses the title "Queen of Heaven", stating: "pray thou not for this people...the children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the Queen of Heaven, and to pour out drink offerings to other gods, that they may provoke me to anger." in Jer 7:18 and Jer 44:17–19, 25.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of asherah in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of asherah in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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