Queen of Heaven

Queen of Heaven

A high goddess worshiped by some Jews living in Jerusalem and Egypt in the time of Jeremiah (late seventh–early sixth century BCE). Jeremiah rejected this worship as idolatry and interpreted the fall of Jerusalem as punishment for such worship. In the first century CE, the mother goddess of Ephesus, called Artemis by the Greeks, the Syrian goddess Atargatis, and the Egyptian Isis were all worshiped as Queen of Heaven.

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