Tanit is a goddess of origin phenician charged to take care of the fertility, the births and the growth. It was the guardian goddess of the town of Serepta and its worship became extensive with Carthage where it was named Oum . It was the Parèdre of the god Ba' Al Hammon.
Tanit is called Tanit bolt Baal (literally “face of baal”) after approximately 400 av. J. - C., like Tinit or Tinêt .
Tanit was interpreted by the Romains like a particular form of Junon: Iuno Caelestis , quickly become Caelestis .
According to certain sources, Didon queen of Carthage would be a misadventure of Tanit.
The sign of Tanit could be a symbol representing a person requesting, the arms raised towards the sky. It can have a significance Apotropaïque. One very frequently finds it on the Stèle S Carthaginians. Denis Lépée proposes an astonishing theory on the influence of the sign of Tanit in the Architecture of the great places to be able.
Some see in the Croix of Agadez (symbol Touareg of the Niger) the safeguarding of the sign of Tanit.
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