Related e. Wikipedia Wiktionary Shop. Artemis of Ephesus  is a " multiple breast " cult statue in the honor of the fertility goddess Artemis. At Ephesus , a goddess whom the Greeks associated with Artemis was passionately venerated in an archaic, certainly pre-Hellenic cult image.
Dolichenvm – An online shrine for Jupiter Dolichenus
Aphrodite [a] is an ancient Greek goddess associated with love , beauty , pleasure , passion and procreation. She was syncretized with the Roman goddess Venus. Aphrodite's major symbols include myrtles , roses , doves , sparrows , and swans. The cult of Aphrodite was largely derived from that of the Phoenician goddess Astarte , a cognate of the East Semitic goddess Ishtar , whose cult was based on the Sumerian cult of Inanna.
Tucked into the corners of their suitcases are the world's treasures in a form forever safe from taxes or even close inspection: a pint-size Eiffel Tower, Big Ben or Taj Mahal, and the great gods from Osiris to Buddha to Zeus, bought for pennies in stalls and schlock shops. These Munchkin-size reminders of the broadening effects that travel owes us have become a kind of secular icon to the power of the jet engine. People who would not dream of making a shrine to a saint happily display deities that once held millions in thrall but now command reverence chiefly for attesting to the power of frequent-flier programs.
The goddess was originally, before her cult was taken over by the Greeks, called "Artimus", and her temple - one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - received gifts from the Lydian king Croesus c. She is related to other Anatolian mother goddesses, like Cybele. The Ephesians believed that Artemis was born in Ephesus and not on Delos, as was commonly assumed , and accepted the shrine as an asylum. Later, the Persians patronized the cult; the high priest was called the "Megabyxus", a Persian name that means "the one set free for the cult of the divinity".