Mermaid Bowl Nautical Bathroom Decor or Jewelry Holders Atargatis - Syrian Mermaid Goddess
Elegant bowl in cold cast fax bronze shows the Mermaid Goddess resting on the edge of a large shell possibly soaking up some rays.
Atargatis, Mermaid Goddess
Mermaid with Shell Bowl
Hand polished cold cast faux bronze.
L: 9.5" x W: 8.25" x H: 5.5"
ATARGATIS- Syrian Mermaid Goddess of the early 3rd century, with a great temple at Hierapolis, She was a protector of community . The water surrounding her typifies the protection of water in producing life, as in the water sack that surrounds the developing fetus.
Atargatis is the founder of social and religious life, the goddess of generation and fertility, and the inventor of useful appliances. A great Nature-goddess, She holds the power of destiny. Myths include a woman who became preganant, flung herself into the lake, and emerged as half fish, having been saved by water nymphs. Her child became a Syrian Queen.