The Hittite goddess of the sun and warlike protectress. She is the wife
of the weather god.
The sun goddess of the Hittites and the spouse of Tarhun.
A fertility goddess.
The Hittite mother goddess, to whom bees are sacred. The fertility god
Telepinus was missing, and his absence brought drought to the land. Hannahannas
sent one of her bees to find him, and it succeeded where other methods
The great goddess Hebat represented the sun-mother as ruler of heavenly
enlightenment. Her dying and reborn consort, Teshub, parallels the Egyptian
Isis/Osiris/Horus legend. Her headdress suggests the fountain of life
and cup of immortality. The peaceful lion shows she is interconnected
with the animal world. Her nursing baby is the numinous ever-coming child
of Light. Hebat also parallels the Hebrew goddess Ashtoreth who was frequently
shown flanked by lionesses or standing on top of a lion. Threshing floors
were dedicated to Hebat, possibly even the one David purchased on Mount
Moriah where King Solomon built his Temple.