Atargatis -  Aramaic: ‘Atar‘atheh or Tar‘atheh‎) was the chief goddess of northern Syria in Classical Antiquity. the Romans called her Dea Syriae ("Syrian goddess").

Primarily she was a goddess of fertility, but, as the baalat ("mistress") of her city and people, she was also responsible for their protection and well-being.

Her chief sanctuary was at Hierapolis, modern Manbij, northeast of Aleppo, Syria.

She is sometimes described as a mermaid-goddess, due to identification of her with a fish-bodied goddess at Ascalon. However, there is no evidence that Atargatis was worshipped at Ascalon, and all iconographic evidence shows her as anthropomorphic.

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