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Triple Goddess shrine by lostknightkg Triple Goddess shrine by lostknightkg
An ancient Nabataean shrine carved high in the siq at Petra, Jordan. In Nabataean culture the gods and goddesses were often represented in the form of betyls/stele and cubes carved from stone. Above we have

1. AL-LAT : The goddess occurs in early Safaitic graffiti and the Nabataeans of Petra and the people of Hatra also worshipped her, equating her with the Greek Athena and Tyche and the Roman Minerva. She is frequently called "the Great Goddess" in Greek in multi-lingual inscriptions. The Nabataeans believed al-Lāt was the mother of Hubal (and hence the mother-in-law of Manāt).

2. AL - UZZA : Al-Uzzá was one of the three chief goddesses of Arabian religion in pre-Islamic times She had been adopted alongside Dushara as the presiding goddess at Petra, the Nabataen capital, where she assimilated with Isis, Tyche, and Aphrodite attributes and superseded her sisters.

3. MANAT: Manāt was one of the three chief goddesses of Mecca.The pre-Islamic Arabs believed Manāt to be the goddess of fate. She was known by the cognate name Manawat to the Nabataeans of Petra, who equated her with the Graeco-Roman goddess Nemesis and she was considered the wife of Hubal.

There are hundreds of these niches/shrines carved into the rock inside the siq many of which have been eroded away, Im quite pleased I noticed this one, its one of the few good examples.
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absinthFenix Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
Lovely focus :clap:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Thank you :hug:
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
this is really cool
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Thank you :w00t:
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Manwathiell Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
So unfair I couldn't comment on the shrine tree :lol: it was stunning and one of my very favorites. This one is also incredibly beautiful... And your comments are great because we learn. Beautiful shots, Kris, you rock!
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
hehhe thanks Manny :D
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HarisDrako Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
:clap::clap::clap: !!! :worship::worship::worship:!!!:iconwineplz:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Thank you :D
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sonia-p Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Great shot!
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Thank you :)
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olympiadakasatou Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:clap: :clap: :clap:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
:D
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Momotte2 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ca doit être tellement dépaysant ! :love: :w00t:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Oui :D :faint:
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
cool
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Thank you :w00t:
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
thank you Kris! you show us beautiful pictures, surrounded by a sacred atmosphere. and, in addition, you bring us the culture and I love learning so thank you! :dance:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Its a pleasure, thank you for looking, so much to come :faint:
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
It's always a pleasure to see the photos of your trips , Kris ! :peace:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
:handshake:
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erene Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Great job here Kris!
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Thanks Erene :hug:
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R9A Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Fascinating (and also the description)!
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Thank you :)
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maiarcita Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Stunning!!:love:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Thank you :)
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maiarcita Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Welcome!!:iconpinkballoonplz:
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Momotte2stocks Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
C'est vraiment très beau ! :love:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Merci :hug:
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katiousa15 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Amazing!!!
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Thank you :)
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katiousa15 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Always my pleasure!!!
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crazygardener Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Cool!!
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Thank you :)
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crazygardener Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
your welcome
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youarenotalone2 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Magical! :heart:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Thank you :)
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Metal-Bender Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   Photographer
Beautiful Kris - great light!:D
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Thanks Peggy :D
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Metal-Bender Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013   Photographer
You're very welcome Kris!:D
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mj-magic Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is a wonderful find! :heart: great treasure!
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Thank you :D
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mj-magic Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're very welcome! :heart:
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GioBfree Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
kind of magic
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so cool to see
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:D
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motherearth01 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very beautiful capture!
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Thank you :)
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motherearth01 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Most welcome!
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