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Tuesday 27th October 2020

18:30 - 20:00 GMT



Maayan Medzini

The Venus Synodic cycle in the Canaanite myths and rituals


An Amulet from Tel Gezer (2016-7 season), courtesy of the Israel Nature and Parks Authority (Photography: Klara Amit)

This lecture presents research into the presentation of the Venus synodic cycles in the Canaanite culture. Following the Goddesses Anat and Astarte as featured in ancient texts, iconography and adding a fresh investigation into archeological sites that may feature astro-alignments upon the planet Venus.

The lecture first suggests that Anat and Astarte may be considered as the personification of Venus morning and evening star respectively. It then explores rituals held in honor of the ancient Goddesses, in line with the visibility of the planet Venus. This leads to a fresh insight into the nature and role of the ancient Venus Goddesses.


Maayan Medzini

is a graduate of the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology in the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Her focus is on the ancient Canaanite religion in its astral aspect.  She practices and teaches astrology in Israel.


Another FREE lecture from our outstanding MA CAA graduates

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