Manat

Manat

Time; Fate; Destiny

ALSO KNOWN AS:

Menat; Manathu

ORIGIN:

Arabia

Manat is among the three pre-Islamic goddesses mentioned in the Koran. Less information about her survives than about her compatriots Allat and Al-Uzza. Manat is a spirit of destiny and fortune, whether good or bad. The Greeks identified her with Tyche. Manat’s shrine, located between Mecca and Medina, was destroyed by order of the Prophet Muhammed.

MANIFESTATION:

A large black, uncut stone

PLANET:

Moon

SEE ALSO:

Al-Uzza; Allat; Tyche and the Glossary entry for Identification

SOURCE:

Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses – Written by : Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.

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